|Birth: ||Oct. 25, 1890|
|Death: ||Oct. 29, 1941|
This highly respected naive of Chester Co., Pennsylvania was the third child and third son of William Samuel KEENEN and Mary Ella (nee WOODWARD) KEENEN. Husband of Anna Florence GRAY. They had three children: Lowell V. (Vernon?) KEENEN (1923 - 1923); Millicent D.(Drucilla?) KEENEN (1924 - 1925); and Alan Winfield KEENEN (1926 - ). "Win", as he was known, served in WWI in the U.S. Navy as a Machinist Mate on the Submarine Chaser # 93. After the war, he was an auto mechanic, owning his own garage, Mohican Garage in Kennett Square, PA. He served as the Fire Chief of the Kennett Square Volunteer Fire Department for 14 years until his untimely death in 1941 at the age of 51.
Literally just days before his death, 'Win' was married for the second time to Elda Crossan leaving her a widow only 4 days after their marriage on Oct. 25, 1941.
Cause of Death: Heart Attack.
"Win" took the surname of KEENEN, the same spelling as his father (William) and grandfather (John), but different from his great grandfather, James KEENAN. The family Irish/Gaelic surname was originally: O'Cianain.
Keenan (CianŠn) is a male Irish name which means "ancient, distant". Keenan is an Anglicisation of the Irish name CianŠn which is a diminutive of Cian. The ” CianŠin clan (Keenan) were the traditional historians to the McGuire clan.
Recorded as O'Keenan and more usually Keenan, this is an Irish surname. Found mainly in the Ulster and northern counties of Fermanagh and Monaghan, it originates from the ancient pre 10th century Gaelic name O' Cianain meaning "The descendant of the faithful one" or similar. It may not have been entirely coincidence that the clan was famous throughout the Medieval Period for producing both high-ranking members of the church, and early historians, in several cases the same thing. The first recorded scribe was Adam O' Caianain, who was also the canon of Lisgool in Fermanagh. He is mentioned in the annals known as the "Four Masters" as being the historian to the famous Maguires of County Fermanagh.
William Samuel Keenen (1857 - 1941)
Mary Ella Woodward Keenen (1858 - 1913)
Anna Florence Gray Keenen (1888 - 1935)
Elda Lavinia Crossan Keenen (1896 - 1968)
Lowell V. Keenen (1920 - 1920)*
Millicent D. Keenen (1923 - 1924)*
Harry Lester Keenan (1881 - 1954)*
Edwin James Keenan (1886 - 1963)*
Leah Nora Keenen Donaldson (1888 - 1961)*
Charles Winfield Keenen (1890 - 1941)
Elizabeth W Keenen Ryan (1898 - 1968)*
Created by: Family
Record added: Jul 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39410585
Added: Apr. 18, 2011
You were a GREAT dad and a wonderful man. Thanks for the freedom we have today because of your service in WWI. and the great job as Kennett's Fire Chief! And thanks for your great son, Alan. You did good!! Keep watching over all of us. Until the day we me...(Read more)|
Added: Aug. 19, 2009