Walter A. Keating (c. 1893 – 1 November 1974)

Walter A. Keating

Services for Walter A. Keating, 81, of 405 Taft Avenue, who died Friday in Bridgeport hospital, will take place Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Augustine cathedral. Burial will be in St. Michael’s cemetery.

Born in Bridgeport, he was a former employe of the American Can company working at the firm’s Chicago and New York offices. He retired five years ago from the New England Toy company.

He was a graduate of New York University. He was also a U.S. Naval Reserve veteran of World War I.

He is survived by a brother, Joseph P. Keating of Bridgeport.

Source: Walter A. Keating, The Bridgeport Post, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2 November 1974, p. 18.

[I suspect Walter is the son of Bernard Keating. – JWK3]

3 Replies to “Walter A. Keating (c. 1893 – 1 November 1974)”

  1. I recently created a Facebook Group “Keating Clan” to accumulate and share pictures and heritage for my family which has ancestry back to immigration from Ireland in the 1880’s. Our branch of the Keating tree was established in Bridgeport CT. Any sharing of information on our ancestry would be appreciated. Thank you.

  2. Daniel —

    My Keatings supposedly had family in that general area of Connecticut. After arriving in the US in 1854, they stayed a year or so in (according to a child’s later letter) in Stamford with family before moving south to western Maryland. Although Daniel isn’t a name that survives in my family, I’ve seen the name Daniel Keating in the same area as my Keatings in Ireland. Is it a name which has been passed down in your Keating family?

    Directly before leaving for the states, my Keatings were in Co. Kildare, at Ballymore Eustice. Prior to that, it seems they may have been in Dublin, although I haven’t found firm proof of that as yet.

    Have any of your family done any DNA testing? If we are distant cousins, we may be reaching the limits of what autosomal DNA (the standard tests at AncestryDNA, 23andMe, etc.) can tell us (given the number of generations), but a Y-DNA test could help prove a close match.

  3. Hello John. Sorry for not responding earlier as I do this research off and on when I get the ancestry “bug”. My name Daniel was actually taken from my mother’s family (Livingstone / Carten) which have Scottish ancestry (not going there). My Great Uncle on my father’s (Thomas J. Keating) side was one Walter A. Keating who was born in CT in 1896 and passed away in Bridgeport CT in 1972. He was unmarried and worked for the Railroad. His father was James M. Keating who was born in Ireland (where – unknown) and was the son of Jeremiah M. Keating and Johanna (Sheehan) Keating both of Ireland and immigrants (can’t find records). James married Mary E. Dunn of Fairfield CT and they had several children: John F. ; Thomas J. (my Grandfather); Catherine M.; William and my Great Uncle Walter. Although much of our history is located in the Southern CT area, my research back in time is leading me to Massachusetts and possibly Canada. Yes I have had my DNA analysis by Ancestry and have not been notified of any connection to your DNA. Perhaps you can check on that also. Thanks for reaching out to me. my email address is

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