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CRARY, Stephen Christopher
RANDALL, Susan Eliza
KEEFE, James Herbert
CRARY, Lillian Almeda

KEITH, James Wilson


Family Links

1. HOLROYD, Nellie Florine

2. MUELLER, Rose

KEITH, James Wilson 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 11 Mar 1892, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
  • Marriage (1): HOLROYD, Nellie Florine about 1911 in Prob. Freeport, Illinois
  • Marriage (2): MUELLER, Rose about 1940
  • Died: 21 Apr 1953, Detroit, Michigan at age 61
  • Buried: Apr 1953, Roselawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan

bullet   Cause of his death was Congestive Heart Failure.

bullet   Another name for James was Jay.


James married Nellie Florine HOLROYD, daughter of Homer Milton HOLROYD and Ada Leona ANDRE, about 1911 in Prob. Freeport, Illinois. The marriage ended in Divorce. (Nellie Florine HOLROYD was born on 4 Jul 1896 in Orangeville, Stephenson County, Illinois and died on 30 Mar 1989 in Vallejo, California.)


James next married Rose MUELLER about 1940. (Rose MUELLER was born about 1900.)



1 Certificate of Death (Michigan Department of Health, State of Michigan, Wayne County, Detroit). Surety: 4

2 1900 US Census (District 98, Harlem, Stephenson County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists James Keith (age 48, b. Mar 1852, NY), wife Lillian [Crary] (age 42, b. Apr 1858, OH), and children Herbert (age 21, b. Jun 1878, IL), Randall (age 18, b. Sep 1881, IL), Bertha (age 16, b. Mar 1884, IL), Walter (age 14, b. Apr 1886, IL), James (age 8, b. Mar 1892, IL), Howard (age 6, b. Nov 1894, IL) and Lillian (age 1, b. Jul 1898, IL), living in Harlem, Illinois. On this census, James indicates that he and both of his parents were born in New York. James is listed as a "station engineer." Sons Herbert and Randall are both listed as "machinists." James and Lillian indicate that they have been married for 23 years, and have had 8 children, all living.

3 1910 US Census (District 96, 2-Wd, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois). Surety: 4. Lists Lillian [Crary] Keith (widow), and children James, Howard and Lillian, living in Freeport, Illinois.

4 1930 US Census, District 865, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. Surety: 4. Lists James Keith, wife Nellie, and children Dorothy, Justine, Howard and Margery, living in Detroit, Michigan. Also in the household is Anna Strom "boarder."

5 1920 US Census (District 127, Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois). Surety: 4. Lists Homer Holroyd [sp. Holyroyd] (age 64, b. WI), wife Ada (age 54, b. WI [erroneous]) and son Roy (age 21, b. IL), living in Freeport, Illinois. Also in the household is James W. Keith [son in law] (age 27, b. IL), wife Nellie [daughter] (age 23, b. IL), and their children Dorothy (age 6, b. IL), Justine (age 5 yrs, 6 mos, b. IL), Howard (age 1 yr, 9 mos, b. IL) and Margery (age 2 mos, b. IL). Homer is listed as a "plumber" in a "plumbing shop," and indicates that both his parents were born in Pennsylvania [both erroneous]. Ada indicates that both her parents were born in Pennsylvania. Roy is listed as a "laborer" in a "coal yard." James is listed as a "driver" for a "milk dairy" company, and indicates that his father was born in Illinois and his mother in Ohio [both erroneous].

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