Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Keith S. Smith (#47655155)
 member for 3 years, 1 month, 15 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo Lifetime resident of
West Chester, Pennsylvania.

I am the second of 5 sons born to Gordon W. Smith,
(West Goshen Policeman) and Marianne Fazzini Smith -
(Nurse at Chester County Hospital). My brothers are Kevin, Ken, Kirk, & Kyle. I owned and operated Smith's Locksmiths on N Walnut Street in West Chester from 1982 to 2001.

I belong to WC Masonic Lodge #322, as do my brothers, father, uncles, cousins, & so far one nephew. I am the Past Grand Tall Cedar, of WC Forest #22, Tall Cedars of Lebanon.

I am currently in process of writing a couple books, one on my father and his exploits as a policeman,"My Pop, the COP" and another on a few of West Chester's historic people.

If I can help with any photos or research in and around West Chester, feel free to contact me.
 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 106 Memorials Added
 • 152 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 216 Photos
 • 2 Photo Requests
 • 6 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 173 Virtual Flowers
 • 13 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 26 Fame Ratings
 • 2 Sponsorships
 • 2 Friends
Virtual Cemeteries
Borden (2)
Boy Scouts of Note (7)
Chester County Masonic (9)
Fazzini - DiObilda (20)
Kathy's Family (3)
Notable People from West ... (54)
Notable Persons to write ... (11)
People that I looked up t... (15)
Smith-Carnes (29)
Sports Stars from Chester... (4)
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Find A Grave Friends
Dan Oh, Karen Mattson-Y...
Messages left for Keith S. Smith (13)[Leave Message]
juana manzana
Thomas S. Butler photo
May I have permission to use Thomas Stalker Butler's photo on my site? Thank you. Jean Butler Apple
Added by juana manzana on Oct 30, 2014 6:19 PM
g. pasch, pmp
your 6/2014 updates to historic tour info on 147 N. Broadway St. Milwaukee, WI
Hi Keith,
My name is Ginger and I'm writing you today to learn more about your webpage updates from June 16, 2014 regarding the Clemens H. Kalvelage Warehouse located at 147 N. Broadway Street in Milwaukee, WI.

I live in this building and am sad to report that a development company is soliciting the building owners association to buy the historic treasure with stated intentions of demolition & use of the land for some MIAD project. Since learning this potentially devastating news, I am trying to gather as much data, history, time lines, owners, events, relationships, interested parties, pertinent details, etc to ready a case for taking up the fight over its unnecessary destruction. Unfortunately, I feel I am a lone soldier to this end. The other parties in the association are all quite interested and willing to take their sales offering gains and rid themselves of the perceived difficulties, liabilities or overall 100+year old building headaches. Apparently, association bylaw may only require 3 out of the 4 respective members to vote a majority and approve any sale.
If I could, I'd buy another flat in the building just to balance those odds but, as it stands, success in that way is a David vs Golliath scenario.
I'm writing to you in any hope you may be able to help me flush out this buildings relevance or may be able to lend me research sources for later.
Any info is appreciated, no matter how remote or small.
Please accept my sincere appreciation in advance,
Added by g. pasch, pmp on Aug 23, 2014 11:40 AM
Robin Agarwal
RE: Plummer E. Jefferis
Hi Keith,

I have three men named Plummer E. JEFFERIS on my tree:

1) My ancestor, who you found: b. 17 Nov 1828 Chester, PA, d. 18 Nov 1908 Vallejo, Solano, CA

2) His nephew, b. 27 Dec 1851 in possibly Newlin, Chester, PA, d. 6 Jun 1925

3) Grandson of #2, b. 16 Aug 1916

Do any of these sound plausible?

I'd love to learn more about your book - the JEFFERIS, PLUMMER and EDWARDS families came to America very early on and research is very challenging!

Added by Robin Agarwal on Feb 20, 2014 11:24 AM
David Franklin Pheasant
Hi, Keith, I just transferred your ggf to you. I'm sure as we continue our searches in our family trees we will find that we are cousins somewhere along the way. Enjoy - families need to be together and I am happyI can help you. Please let me know if I can help you in the future.
Added by lolo1951 on Feb 06, 2014 3:45 PM
Your Postings
Thanks for what you do here, Keith. It is much appreciated!
~~~ Jim Marlowe
Added by James on Nov 23, 2013 8:05 AM
Sharri Bodnar
Re: John H. Borden
Hello Keith,

I can not link Joseph Emley Borden to his father because I did not create Joseph's memorial. Only that person can link him. You need to contact them and have them link his father (John H. Borden).
Added by Sharri Bodnar on Jan 31, 2013 9:49 PM
Nancy Gibson Lowe
Philip Sharples
Thank you for pointing out my mistakes with Philip's bio which I have corrected. Your book sounds fascinatting. I have ancestors who lived in West Chester, Phineas Eachus for one, (but no direct Sharples)so your book would be most interesting to read. I'm transferring Philip to you so you can add your information.
~ Nancy Lowe
Added by Nancy Gibson Lowe on Oct 19, 2012 8:00 AM
Dan Oh
Warren F. Mitchell

I've added the obit to this entry. Good luck with your research.
Added by Dan Oh on Jul 21, 2012 10:15 AM
Dan Oh
If you click "request a photo" on the entries I just transferred, or any others, I'll snap the tombstone photos. I have a couple others I need to get for other folks, so adding a couple of your should be easy enough. Of course, if you already have them I'd encourage you to put them on the entry.

I'll print the list of requested photos next week or so, and if they are there I'll have them with the plot numbers.


Added by Dan Oh on May 01, 2012 5:48 AM
Denise Phillips
Strode memorials
Hi Keith,

Thanks for the 3 photos of the Strodes in Rosedale Friends. Appreciate the help.
Added by Denise Phillips on Apr 26, 2012 9:01 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service