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Charles Greenwood Keetch

Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
Death: September 3, 1896 (59)
Saint Charles, Bear Lake County, Idaho, United States
Place of Burial: Saint Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Kempton Keetch and Ann Greenwood
Husband of Mercy Truth Keetch
Father of Charles Greenwood Keetch, Jr.; Heber Charles Keetch; Elijah Charles Keetch; Mercy Truth Keetch; Elizabeth Thompson Arnell and 3 others
Brother of Alfred Greenwood Keetch, Sr.; Mary Keetch (TWIN); Emma Keetch; Martha Mae Hollingsworth, twin; Alma Keetch and 11 others

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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


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:

  • Mercy Truth Barker Keetch (1835 - 1910)
  • 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

July 2, 1837
Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
October 29, 1837
October 29, 1837
Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
September 12, 1861
Age 24
Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States
December 22, 1862
Age 25
Grantsville, Tooele, Utah Territory, United States
May 31, 1865
Age 27
Saint Charles, Bear Lake County, Idaho, United States
February 10, 1867
Age 29
Saint Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
January 27, 1869
Age 31
Saint Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States