|Birth: ||Feb. 7, 1827|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 11, 1898|
Ruth J. (Canney) Keith was the daughter of John and Abigail (Hanson) Canney, members of the Society of Friends, Dover, N.H. Moving to Dover in early youth, she attended the Young Ladies' High School, and afterwards, 1845-48, attended the Friends' Boarding School, Providence, R.I.
She married Mr. Henry C. Keith 4 Sept. 1849, and after their marriage they resided in Dover, N.H., until 1853, when they moved to Minneapolis, MN, where they for years resided. The 1880 census shows her the mother of three children: Albert A, age 9; Mary A, age 5; and John H., age 2.
She united with the Free Will Baptist church there when it consisted of only eight members, and served it as clerk from 1861 to 1873. From 1883 she was connected with the "Mission Column" of the 'Free Baptist.' In 1883-86, she was a member of the Foreign Mission Board, and for several years has been a member of the board of managers of the Woman's Missionary Society, holding also other responsible positions in it. In her service to the cause of missions, especially in connection with the 'Free Baptist, she has been widely known among the FWB people and universally appreciated.
(from Free Baptist Cyclopedia, pub. 1889, by G.T. Burgess and L.T. Ward).
Abigail Hanson Canney (1793 - 1868)
Henry Clay Keith (1823 - 1888)*
Albert Arthur Keith (1851 - 1932)*
Adelaide Keith Merrill (1855 - 1939)*
John Henry Keith (1858 - 1948)*
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Record added: Oct 18, 2010
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Memoralized here for all you did to help your fellowman. Thank you.|
Added: Oct. 18, 2010