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Ida Keith


Dock's wife, Ida, was born in October 1892, to Robert W. (Bob) and Olive S. (Latch) Keith. Olive's father was William A. Latch. Bob and Olive married in 1877.

Bob's father, John B. Keith, born about 1829 in Georgia, was killed in the Civil War Battle of Jonesboro, Georgia, August 31, 1864. He had been married to Sarina Whitamore (1835-1913) and they had four sons: Samuel Gudson Keith, born 1858; Robert Wilson Keith, born 1859; Hohn Henry Keith, born 1862; and James Martin Keith, born 1864.

The 1900 Census was the first to list Ida in the Keith household, then living in the McDonald District of Murray County. That Census listing also included a one-year old daughter named Katie; her father had died in 1898.

The family in 1900 was listed as Olive Keith, female, farmer, head of household, age 41; Gurtie Keith, daughter, age 22; John W. Keith, son, age 18; Florence Keith, daughter, age 15; Jennie Keith, daughter, age 13; Sousie, daughter, age 11; James Keith, son, age 9; Ida Keith, daughter, age 7; May Keith, daughter, age 5; Robert C. Keith, son, age 3; and Katie Keith, daughter, age 1. Everybody in the family had been born in Georgia.

In 1910 Census, the family lived in Shuck Pen District of Murray. Ida's sister Girtie had married Joseph Adams and they had two children. Olive and her children lived in the same household. The enumerator reported the household: Joseph H. Adams, head, age 34; Girtie Adams, wife, age 32; Warren Kieth, age 13, step-son; Lestene Kieth, age 11, step-daughter; Harris W. Adams, age 3, son; Alma Adams, age 1, daughter; Olive Kieth, age 52, mother-in-law; Susie E. Kieth, age 20, sister-in-law; Ida Keith, age 17, sister-in-law; May Kieth, age 15, sister-in-law; Robert C. Kieth, age 13, brother-in-law; and Katie Kieth, age 11, sister-in-law.

Olive Keith died in 1945. She and her husband, Bob, are buried in the Eton Cemetery.

Ida Keith married Dock Dooley in 1912. Dock died in 1935. Ida died in 1977. Both were buried in Center Valley Cemetery.

 



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