James Lundy Keachie

James Lundy Keachie

Birth
Sheffield, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Death 24 Dec 1938 (aged 62)
Burial Basin, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA
Plot OldSection, Block 103, Lot 4
Memorial ID 119080413 · View Source
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Source: Past and Present of Dallas County, Iowa
Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1907.

James L. Keachie is secretary and general manager of the Dexter Creamery -- the most important industry of the town. He was born in Sheffield, Wentworth county, Ontario, Canada, on January 23, 1876, a son of John and Sarah (Kirkpatrick) Keachie. The father was also a native of Sheffield... while the grandfather, James Bailey Keachie, was born in New York, his parents having emigrated from Scotland. They remained in New York for only a short period, however, crossing the border into Canada and taking up their abode in Ontario...

James L. Keachie was reared on the home farm and acquired his education in the public schools of Sheffield and the Commercial College at Galt, Ontario. In 1900 he came to the United States, joining a brother in Dexter, Iowa, who had charge of the creamery here and whose employ he entered. The following winter he took a special course in butter-making at the Iowa State Dairy School at Ames, and following its completion he was offered and accepted the management of the creamery at Blairstown, Benton county, Iowa. In the spring of 1902, however, he resigned from this institution, and applied for the position of secretary and general manager of the Dexter Creamery, these offices being left vacant by the resignation of his brother. On the 1st of March, 1902, James L. Keachie assumed the duties of his present position, the plant under his management having been unusually successful owing to the executive ability and excellent business training of our subject. The business of the creamery has increased with remarkable rapidity, and during the past year the output amounted to one hundred and eighty thousand pounds of butter. The entire product of this important industrial plant is shipped to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Dexter Creamery is the most important enterprise of the town and also one of the most successful creameries in this section of Iowa, being therefore a prominent factor in the material prosperity of the county.

On the 25th of December, 1902, Mr. Keachie was joined in wedlock to Miss Ada Gilmore, a native of Valens, Ontario, Canada, and a daughter of William and Eliza (Cudney) Gilmore, both of whom are still living and reside on their farm in Wentworth county, Ontario.

Information courtesy of contributor #46989602.


Gravesite Details Contributor #46989602 suggested edits accepted 05/27/2014. Source: Cemetery Directory DEX, Sponsored by Children of Harrington & Brome & Maintained by Atwood; Photo 20131005P1090160

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  • Created by: Bill & Sheila
  • Added: 21 Oct 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 119080413
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Lundy Keachie (23 Jan 1876–24 Dec 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 119080413, citing Mount View Cemetery, Basin, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Bill & Sheila (contributor 47246981) .