Charles Greenwood Keetch (1837 - 1896)

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Birthplace: Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
Death: Died in Saint Charles, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA
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About Charles Greenwood Keetch

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 James G. Willie Company (1856) Age 18


Departure: 15 July 1856 Arrival: 9 November 1856

Company Information: 4th handcart company which had about 500 individuals, 100 handcarts, and 5 wagons in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Iowa City, Iowa.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Joseph W. Young/Ansil P. Harmon/Heber P. Kimball Company (1861)

Pioneer Information: Charles Keetch and his family immigrated on the ship Thornton and traveled with the Willie handcart company. After crossing Iowa, the Keetches dropped out of the company at Florence. At that place Charles married and continued on to Utah in 1861 in the Joseph W. Young/Ansil P. Harmon/ Heber P. Kimball Company. His wife gave birth to a son on the trail.

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Birth: Jul. 2, 1837 Luton, England

Death: Sep. 3, 1896 Saint Charles Bear Lake County Idaho, USA

Husband of Mercy Truth Barker; Son of William Keetch and Ann Greenwood.

The Montpelier Examiner, Saturday, 3 September 1896, page 1

ANOTHER DEATH

Chas Keetch was found dead in the Paris bottoms Thursday afternoon. It is supposed while raking hay, he was taken with a fit and fell in such a manner that his neck caught in the rake wheel choking him to death.

The deceased had lived long in the valley and was widely known. He leaves a wife and several grown up children.


Family links:

Spouse:
  • Mercy Truth Barker Keetch (1835 - 1910)
Children:
  • Charles Greenwood Keetch (1861 - 1926)*
  • Heber C Keetch (1862 - 1947)*
  • Elijah Charles Keetch (1865 - 1948)*
  • Mercy T Keetch (1867 - 1945)*
  • Elizabeth Thompson Keetch Arnell (1869 - 1948)*
  • William Alfred Charles Keetch (1871 - 1947)*
  • Elisha C Keetch (1873 - 1886)*
  • Ann Greenwood Keetch Nelson (1875 - 1944)*

Burial: Saint Charles Cemetery Saint Charles Bear Lake County Idaho, USA Plot: Block 39

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Charles Greenwood Keetch's Timeline

1837
July 2, 1837
Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
October 29, 1837
Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
1860
December 14, 1860
Age 23
Florence, Douglas, Nebraska
1861
September 12, 1861
Age 24
Sweetwater, Wyoming, USA
1862
December 22, 1862
Age 25
Grantsville, Tooele, Utah Ter, Us
1865
May 31, 1865
Age 27
St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho
1867
February 10, 1867
Age 29
St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho
1869
January 27, 1869
Age 31
St Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
1870
June 20, 1870
Age 32
1871
October 11, 1871
Age 34
Saint Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA