R. H. Keay, a citizen of Wellsville, highly esteemed for his integrity and industry, was born in England, Sept.
3, 1868, and is the son of Richard and Ann (Davis) Keay.
Both Richard Keay and his wife spent their entire lives in England and are now deceased. R. H., the subject of
this sketch, was their only child.
R. H. Keay was educated in England and in 1892 came to this country. He was employed in the mines of Pennsylvania
for almost a year, spent several years at Leechburg, Pa., and in 1900 came to Columbiana County and entered the
employ of the American Sheet & Tin Plate Company at Wellsville, with whom he has since remained.
On June 21, 1894, Mr. Keay was united in marriage with Miss Lucy Rosanna Young, of Pennsylvania, born April 30,
1874, and the daughter of Henry and Louise (Klingensmith) Young, both deceased. Six children were born to Mr. and
Mrs. Young: Samuel Henry, lives at Leechburg, Pa.; George, lives at Vandergrift, Pa.; Andrew, lives at Vandergrift,
Pa.; Mary, the widow of Ross Beatty, lives at Leechburg, Pa.; Mrs. Keay; and Laura, married Hugh Kepple, lives
in Westmoreland County, Pa. To R. H. and Lucy Rosanna (Young) Keay nine children have been born, as follows: Lillian
Elva, born Nov. 27, 1895, was graduated from Ohio State Normal College in 1923, teaches in Wellsville Public School;
Richard Russell, born Nov. 17, 1896, was graduated from Miami University in 1922, teaches school in Cleveland,
and is a World War veteran; Laura Grace, born Feb. 3, 1899, a teacher, died Jan. 29, 1919; Sarah, born March 27,
1902, married June 27, 1922, to James Heckathorne, lives at Wellsville, and they have a daughter, Dorothy Grace,
born Sept. 6, 1924; Leonard H., born Dec. 5, 1904, was graduated from Wellsville High School in 1923, lives at
home; Esther, born July 3, 1907, was graduated from Wellsville High School in 1925; Clarence B., born Sept. 22,
1909; Dorothy, born June 25, 1912; and Charles E., born Aug. 9, 1915, died Dec. 29, 1916.
Mr. Keay is a Republican and he and his family hold membership in the Episcopal Church. They are substantial citizens
of Columbiana County and well known.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
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