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Dr Byron H. McKeeby
Birth: Jul. 10, 1867
Birchardville
Susquehanna County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 1950
Cedar Rapids
Linn County
Iowa, USA

Folk figure. As the model for the solemn farmer in Grant Wood's iconic painting, "American Gothic" (1930), he is one of the famous figures in modern portrait art although his name is little known. He studied dentistry at the University of Iowa, graduating in 1894 and founding his first practice in Winthrop, IA. He moved to Cedar Rapids in 1901 where he established an office which he maintained almost until his death. It was here that Grant Wood, who was one of McKeeby's patients, approached him to model as the father of the farmer's daughter (modeled by Wood's own sister, Nan) in what is now one of the most famous and recognizable works of American art in the world. (bio by: William Woodburn) 
 
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 Children:
  Gerald R McKeeby (1899 - 1983)*
 
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Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cedar Rapids
Linn County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block 95 Lot 40
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: William Woodburn
Record added: Feb 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34234004
Dr Byron H. McKeeby
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Dr Byron H. McKeeby
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Dr Byron H. McKeeby
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Your service to others as a dentist assisted in alleviating the misery from a bad tooth or other dental ailment. Thank you, Sir.
- Old Coot
 Added: Nov. 6, 2014
Rest in eternal peace, Dr. McKeeby.
- sjm
 Added: Jul. 10, 2014

- MFPS
 Added: Jan. 6, 2013
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