|Birth: ||May 26, 1874|
|Death: ||Apr. 20, 1964|
hn Wesley Keen (1874-1964) was son of pioneering family Arthur Keen (1848-1900) and Nancy Cook Handcock (1851-1922). He married Minnie Lee Stephens (1875-1937). They were parents to Arthur Alger Keen (1898-1936), Stephen Wesley Keen (1900-1975) and Evelyn May Keen (1904-1998).
J. W. Keen, 89, a pioneer citrus and cattleman and a native of Polk County, died Monday April 20th at the Lake Wales hospital.
Keen, president of the Keen Citrus Corps., was born near Fort Meade on May 26, 1874. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Keen, one of Polk County's founding families.
The fresh fruit house he headed was founded in 1926. He was one of the Florida citrusmen who was acrtive in the formation of the Florida Citrus Commission.
Until the late 1950's, he was also engaged in the cattle business with large holdings just south of Tampa. His ranch is now the city of Sun Ray community on U.S. Highway 27.
He was active in his citrus firm until about three months ago. He was a charter member of the First Church of God here in Fort Meade and on the Board of Directors.
Arthur Keen (1848 - 1900)
Nancy Cook Hancock Keen (1851 - 1922)
Minnie L Keen (1875 - 1937)*
John Wesley Keen (1874 - 1964)
Gussie Rofilia Keen Stephens (1877 - 1969)*
Dozier Harley Keen (1879 - 1952)*
Evie C. Keen Hart (1880 - 1910)*
Zebual Keen (1883 - 1943)*
Bradley Leslie Keen (1884 - 1966)*
Claude Christopher Keen (1888 - 1952)*
Grover Arthur Keen (1892 - 1954)*
Silver Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: KC Carlson
Originally Created by: Donna McPherson
Record added: Sep 28, 2008
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