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David Keith

Birthplace: Mabou, Inverness County, NS, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of John Keith and Margaret Keith
Husband of Mary Patrick Keith

Managed by: Randy Stebbing
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About David Keith

Biographical Summary:

Keith, David (son of John Keith and Margaret Ness of Scotland). Born May 27, 1847, Mabou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Came to Utah in March, 1883.

The children of his first marriage were: # Charles F.; # Margaret; # Etta; # Lillian, married Albert C. Allen.

Married: Mary Patrick Ferguson June 12, 1894, Park City, Utah (daughter of James Ferguson and Jane Robinson), who was born October 23, 1854, Salt Lake City.

Only child: # David F. Families resided Salt Lake City.

Came to Utah from Nevada, and settled at Park City, where he became connected with several of the most prosperous mines notably the Ontario and the Silver King. In 1894 he was elected representative to the constitutional convention from Summit county, which was held at Salt Lake City the year following. In 1888 he connected himself with the Woodside mine, taking charge of the underground work. The next year he bought into a lease on the Mayflower mine, the other lessees being Thomas Kearns, John Judge, A. B. Emery and W. V. Rice; in 1891 the same parties bonded the Silver King mine. Manager Anchor Mining company. Part owner, with James Ivers, of the Summit block, and sole proprietor of the Pioneer Roller mills, and the ten acre block known as the Tenth Ward square, containing the old exposition building; owner of the David Keith block. Principal owner, with Thomas Kearns, of the Daily Salt Lake "Tribune," and Silver King Mining company, being president of the latter. Capitalist.

SOURCE: Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah

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David Keith's Timeline

May 27, 1847
Mabou, Inverness County, NS, Canada