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Jesse Japheth McKeithen
Birth: Aug. 25, 1891
Caldwell Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1970
Caldwell Parish
Louisiana, USA

Funeral services for Jesse J. McKeithen, father of Governor McKeithen, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Grayson Methodist church in Grayson. Burial will be in the Welcome Home Cemetery near Grayson.

The governor's 77-year-old father died Tuesday at 11:35 a.m. at Caldwell Hospital at Columbia of a stroke.

An attending physician said McKeithen suffered a "cerebral vascular accident" at 8 a.m. He was rushed to the hospital, but "an extension of the same process" caused his death, the doctor said.

The governor left Baton Rouge by state airplace about 10:30 a.m., but it was not known if he arrived at the hospital before his father died.

Funeral services were scheduled at Grayson Methodist Church in Grayson Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial services will follow at Welcome Home Cemetery near Grayson.

The senior McKeithen was born in Grayson Aug. 25, 1892, and was a life-long resident of Caldwell Parish. He was a career school teacher, contractor and farmer.

He is survived by his widow, the former Agnes Deette Eglin; a sister, Mrs. A. Wells of Grayson; two sons, the governor and Dr. A. E. McKeithen of Jonesboro; two daughters, Mrs. Deette Williams of Baton Rouge and Mrs. JaNette Meredith of Columbia; and 18 grandchildren.

Published in The Advocate (Baton Rouge), January 21, 1970 
Family links: 
  John Jesse McKeithen (1824 - 1894)
  Elizabeth Jane Ford McKeithen (1846 - 1937)
  Agnes DeEtte Eglin McKeithen (1896 - 1994)
  Arthur Eglin McKeithen (1919 - 1982)*
  JanEtte McKeithen Meredith (1928 - 2011)*
  James Oliver McKeithen (1850 - 1918)**
  Archibald J. McKeithen (1852 - 1936)**
  Duncan L. McKeithen (1854 - 1883)**
  Alexander Gabriel McKeithen (1856 - 1891)**
  John Wesley McKeithen (1877 - 1951)*
  William Osee McKeithen (1879 - 1961)*
  Joseph McKeithen (1882 - 1883)*
  Evelyn McKeithen Holmes (1884 - 1965)*
  Zemenia E. McKeithen Wells (1887 - 1973)*
  Jesse Japheth McKeithen (1891 - 1970)
*Calculated relationship
Welcome Home Cemetery
Caldwell Parish
Louisiana, USA
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Record added: Jul 01, 2007
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Jesse Japheth McKeithen
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