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 Charles Winfield “Win” Keenen

Charles Winfield “Win” Keenen

Birth
Northbrook, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 29 Oct 1941 (aged 51)
Kennett Square, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Marshallton, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 39410585 · View Source
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This highly respected naive of Chester Co., Pennsylvania was the third child and third son of William Samuel KEENEN and Mary Ella (nee WOODWARD) KEENEN. Husband of Anna Florence GRAY. They had three children: Lowell V. (Vernon?) KEENEN (1923 - 1923); Millicent D.(Drucilla?) KEENEN (1924 - 1925); and Alan Winfield KEENEN (1926 - 2017). "Win", as he was known, served in WWI in the U.S. Navy as a Chief Machinist Mate on the Submarine Chaser # 93. After the war, he was an auto mechanic, owning his own garage, Mohican Garage in Kennett Square, PA. He served as the Fire Chief of the Kennett Square Volunteer Fire Department for 14 years until his untimely death in 1941 at the age of 51.

Literally just days before his death, 'Win' was married for the second time to Elda Crossan leaving her a widow only 4 days after their marriage on Oct. 25, 1941.

Cause of Death: Heart Attack.

"Win" took the surname of KEENEN, the same spelling as his father (William) and grandfather (John), but different from his great grandfather, James KEENAN. The family Irish/Gaelic surname was originally: O'Cianán.

Keenan (Cianán) is a male Irish name which means "ancient, distant". Keenan is an Anglicisation of the Irish name Cianán which is a diminutive of Cian. The Ó Cianán clan (Keenan) were the traditional historians to the McGuire clan.

Recorded as O'Keenan and more usually Keenan, this is an Irish surname. Found mainly in the Ulster and northern counties of Fermanagh and Monaghan, it originates from the ancient pre 10th century Gaelic name O' Cianán meaning "The descendant of the faithful one" or similar. It may not have been entirely coincidence that the clan was famous throughout the Medieval Period for producing both high-ranking members of the church, and early historians, in several cases the same thing. The first recorded scribe was Adam O' Cianán, who was also the canon of Lisgool in Fermanagh. He is mentioned in the annals known as the "Four Masters" as being the historian to the famous Maguires of County Fermanagh.


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  • Created by: Family Guardian
  • Added: 13 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39410585
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Winfield “Win” Keenen (25 Oct 1890–29 Oct 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39410585, citing Bradford Cemetery, Marshallton, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Family Guardian (contributor 46819359) .