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Maj Robert Keyworth
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Birth: 1795, England
Death: Feb. 20, 1856
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Throughout his long and busy career he was a leader among his associates in every walk of life and was
universally revered and respected. He was a watchmaker and jeweler, doing business on Pennsylvania Avenue, west of Ninth Street, was a citizen of prominence, and participated in all the progressive movements of the day.
He was also for many years interested in the local military and held a commission as Major in the 1st Regt.,
D.C. Volunteers, which organization at his death, passed appropriate resolutions and desired to parade at the funeral but refrained in deference to the wishes of his family.
From the age of twenty-five until his passing away was an interested, active, and valued member of the local Fraternity of Masons, and while failing health in his later years prevented his participation in the affairs of
his subordinate lodge he was rarely absent from a meeting of the Grand Lodge.
Robert Keyworth was initiated in Lebanon Lodge March 3, 1820; passed March 17, 1820; raised October 6,1820; was Junior Warden in 1837; Senior Warden, 1835 and 1838, and Master 1831, 1832, 1839, 1840,1844-47. He was made an honorary member of his lodge April 7, 1848. In the Grand Lodge he served as Grand Treasurer during the years 1838 and 1839, and Grand Master.
As a Capitular Mason he was also active and was a charter member of Columbia R.A. Chapter, No. 15 (now No. 1), attended its first meeting, January 15, 1840, and served that body as its first High Priest.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Keyworth (____ - 1874)*
 
 Children:
  Ida Keyworth (____ - 1845)*
  George T. Keyworth (1835 - 1864)*
  Catherine (Kate) Keyworth Pickett (1836 - 1888)*
  John T. Keyworth (1838 - 1897)*
  Frederick Dawes Keyworth (1846 - 1880)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: A jeweller, watchmaker and silversmith, north side Pennsylvania Ave. between 9th and 10th west (Wash., D. C. Dir., 1834)
 
Burial:
Congressional Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Keyworth Family Vault
 
Created by: K M
Record added: Nov 26, 2002
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Maj Robert Keyworth
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Maj Robert Keyworth
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