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James Buchanan Keene
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Birth: Oct. 15, 1856
Cass County
Michigan, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1927
Allegan
Allegan County
Michigan, USA

James Buchanan Keene is first of 5 children born to Peter Shaffer and Martha Celina (Lewis) Keene. He was born in Jefferson Twp., Cass Co., MI USA.

On 30 Nov 1879, he married 22-year-old Phoeba Rebecca Pierce (1857-1949), daughter of William "George" and Henrietta Rosella (Loomis) Pierce.

They had 7 children:
Marion Maude Keene (1880-1972)
Bertha Blanche Keene (1883-1943)
Florence Ettie Keene (1885-1983)
Nettie Waive Keene (1887-1985)
Iva (Ivy) Louis Keene (1889-1929)
Ralph Cletus Keene (1892-1972)
Harland Humphrey Keene (1896-1936)

1860 US Census: Jefferson Twp., Cass, MI USA, age 4

1870 US Census: Unable to locate (not with parents in Van Buren Co., MI), age 13

1880 US Census: Cheshire Twp., Allegan, MI USA, age 24, with wife Phoeba. No children.

1900 US Census: Cheshire Twp., Allegan, MI USA, age 44. with Phebe R 43 b. (Jan 1857); Ralph 8 (b. Apr 1892); Harland 3 (Jun 1896); Blanche 17 (Jan 1883 MI); Florence 14 (b. Aug 1885 MI); Wave 12 (b. Sep 1887 MI); Ivy 10 (b. Sep 1889 MI)

1910 US Census: Cheshire Twp., Allegan, MI USA, age 53. with Phoebe 53 (b. 1857 MI); Waive 22 (b. 1888 MI); Iva L 20 (b. 1890 MI); Ralph C 18 (b. 1892 MI); Harland 13 (b. 1897 MI); Henrietta R Pierce [Phoeba's mother] 70 (b. 1840 OH, widowed)

1920 US Census: Cheshire Twp., Allegan, MI USA, age 63; with wife Phoebe R 62 (b. 1858 MI); Wave R 32 (b. 1888 MI); Harland 23 (b. 1897 MI).

Information above provided 05.22.2012 by Debra Hart Blackgrave Tyre, 2nd-great-granddaughter.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Peter Shaffer Keene (1835 - 1889)
  Martha Celina Lewis Keene (1837 - 1864)
 
 Spouse:
  Phoeba Rebecca Pierce Keene (1857 - 1949)
 
 Children:
  Marion Maude Keene Skinner (1880 - 1972)*
  Bertha B Thomas (1883 - 1943)*
  Florence E Brown (1885 - 1983)*
  Nettie Wave Keene (1887 - 1985)*
  Iva Keene Amick (1889 - 1927)*
  Ralph Cletus Keene (1892 - 1973)*
  Harland H Keene (1896 - 1936)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Buchanan Keene (1856 - 1927)
  Emmett C Keene (1858 - 1896)*
  Milo Eldon Keene (1861 - 1951)*
  Charles Leonard Keene (1866 - 1948)**
  William S Keene (1868 - 1896)**
  Alice L. Keene Dyer (1869 - 1940)**
  George B Keene (1871 - 1877)**
  Minnie S Metzler (1876 - 1966)**
  Myrtle Mary Keene Buck (1877 - 1947)**
  Bert Byron Keene (1879 - 1966)**
  Edward Keene (1883 - 1903)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Lindsley Cemetery
Cheshire Center
Allegan County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Debra (Hart) Blackgrave ...
Record added: May 23, 2012
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