[Correspondence, Aug. 23.]Wilkes-Barre Semi-Weekly Record (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) · 26 Aug 1913, Tue · Page 5
The seventh annual reunion of the Keating family was held at Fernbrook Park during the present week and proved to be one of the largest and most sociable of these thus far held. The committee in charge was: President, Mrs. James Keating; vice presidents, Mrs. Louis Wagner, Mrs. John F. Connole, Sr., and Mrs. Thomas F. Collins; secretaries, Misses Nana Walker and Ella Keating, Sr. The business meeting, which is an important event in the history of the reunion it was shown that the family was branching out and numbered more members than at any time in its history. Among those in attendance were:
Avoca — Mrs. Edward Reigen, Michael O’Brien.
Moosic — Michael Keating and Thomas Farrell.
Dupont — Edward Keating.
Hughestown — James O’Neill.
Plymouth — Mrs. Lucy Walker and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Connole, Sr., and family, Dr. and Mrs. John F. Connole, Jr., and son, Dr. Joseph Connole, Miss Aleathia Connole, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Keating and family, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Keating and family, John Keating, Mrs. Elizabeth Connors, Miss Gary Connors, John Connors, Thomas Grout, Mr. and Mrs. John Wagner and family, William Dailey, Miss Mamy Bryan.
Larksville — Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Brennan and family, Mr. and Mrs. James Keating and family, Thomas Keating, Mr. and Mrs. William Keating and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lou Keating and family, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Addison, Miss Mary Addison, Robert Keating, Mr. and Mrs. John Connors and family, Mrs. James Keating, Ella Keating and John Keating.
Wilkes-Barre — Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wagner, Misses Anna and Mary Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. T.F. Collins and family, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Reilly, Mrs. Thomas McCarten and family, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Keating, Miss Martha Maxwell, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Christian, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Keily and family.
Nanticoke — Mr. and Mrs. George Harnyl, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Keating and family, Mr. and Mrs. James Dailey and family.
Luzerne — Mr. and Mrs. William Scott and family, Mr. and Mrs. James Cunningham and family.
Parsons — Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Collins and family.
Kingston — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Frantz and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Russel, M. Russel, Mr. and Mrs. John Ereslin.
Pittson — Martin Hart, Mrs. John Hart, John Keating, Joseph Keating, E.J. Keating, John Laughlin, Luke Keating, Thomas Keating, Thomas Conway, Thomas Keating, Mrs. James Brown, Mrs. George Rowen, John McAndrew, Mrs. P.P. Brown, E.J. Keating, Mrs. Thomas Keating, Martin Keating, William Keating, Mrs. Thomas Bannon, William Fanning, Mrs. D.O. Neil, William Keating, Mrs. H. Meister, Mrs. Thomas Grier, Mrs. Esther Keating, Thomas R. Keating, Michael Keating, Lawrence Moore, James McAndrew, Patrick McAndrew, Mrs. E. McAndrew, Patrick Mulchey, Joseph Keating.
Scranton — Ed Fanning, Michael Mann.
Hudson — William Padden.
Mayfield — Charles Gallagher.
Avoca — Miss Jennie Brennan, Robert Timlon, John Brennan.
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Ye gods, I wish there was a concise list of attendees at family reunions in my family from that time period…
(I actually ran into this family while trying to track down a mysterious 14-year-old Elizabeth Keating that was living with my great-great-grandparents in 1860. They were 30 and 27 at the time and their oldest daughter, Catherine, was only five. On a hunch, I found another Elizabeth Keating, whose parents were Patrick Keating and Mary Murphy, supposedly the same names as John’s parents. Ah-ha, says I! However, the ages of the Elizabeth’s don’t match up, and newspaper articles indicate the Pittston Elizabeth was one of twelve siblings, rather that John’s family of seven siblings.)