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Ancestors of Cynthia Beth Keen

Generation No. 4


      8. Robert Patton Keen, born August 13, 1868 in Randolph County, Missouri2; died January 19, 1930 in Wayland, Chariton County, Missouri2. He was the son of 16. Henry Jasper Keen and 17. Martha Lenn (Lynne). He married 9. Mary Belle (Mollie) Gibson January 31, 1904 in Randolph County, Missouri.

      9. Mary Belle (Mollie) Gibson, born June 24, 1879 in Randolph County, Missouri; died June 13, 1938 in Prairie Hill, Chariton County, Missouri. She was the daughter of 18. Hiram Gibson and 19. Susan J. Cooper.

Notes for Robert Patton Keen:
Robert Patton Keen was always very much interested in education and church work, he was Superintendent of the Old Prairie hill Church Sunday School for a good many years.

According to Robert's death certificate, the doctor states, "was dead when called, death was sudden."

The 1880 census shows Robert living with his uncle John.





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Historical, Pictorical, and Biographical Record of Chariton County, Missouri"
1st Edition, Press-Spectator Steam Print, Salisbury, MO 1896.

Transcribed by Nalora Burns

PRAIRIE HILL



Among the many prosperous villages of Chariton County, Prairie Hill, situated six miles north and three miles east of Salisbury, in Wayland Township, easily takes front rank as a substantial trading point. Exceptionally located on a high rolling prairie, surrounded by rich and fertile soil as is to be found in the state, this village has all the advantages essential to make it a substantial business center. The business men and citizens of the community, about 150 strong, are enterprising and progressive and never let an opportunity pass that gives promise of being beneficial to their interest. The beginning of the town dates from the spring of 1880, when J. H. FOSTER erected a building and opened up a stock of general merchandise. In 1881 W. H. FAWKS opened up a stock of goods for L. C. MOORE, which he conducted for two years, when he purchased the business, which he has since conducted for himself. Since '83 the village has steadily increased until now it has fourteen business establishments, as follows: Two general stocks of dry goods and groceries, two drug stores, two hardware stores, one furniture establishment, one millinery store, two blacksmith shops, one racket store, one hotel and a restaurant.

The moral and religious influences of the village are exceptionally strong and are being constantly advanced. The Baptist, Christian, Cumberland Presbyterian, Southern Methodist and Holiness people are represented by strong organizations, the Christians, Holiness and Presbyterians having substantial church edifices. In the way of Fraternal organizations, the Masonic, Knights of Equity and Modern Woodsmen of America, are well represented by flourishing lodges. The educational interests of the village youths receive proper attention and cultivation at a good school under the efficient charge of Miss POGUE, during the year of '96, the enrollment being forty-five.

As a place of residence Prairie Hill has few equals among the villages of the state situated off the railroad. Its people are sociable, hospitable, and intelligent and are harmonious in their undertakings.
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More About Robert Patton Keen:
Burial: January 21, 1930, Prairie Hill Cemetery, Prairie Hill, Missouri2
Cause of Death: Embolism of brain?
Census: 1880, Chariton Township, Randolph County, Missouri (CEN28)
Occupation: Farmer

Notes for Mary Belle (Mollie) Gibson:


[Keen Family.FTW]

Mary Belle Gibson Keen belonged to the Methodist church for a good many years and later joined the Presbyterian church.

More About Mary Belle (Mollie) Gibson:
Burial: Unknown, Old Prairie Hill Cemetary
Census: 1880, Clifton, Randolph County, Missouri (CEN36)
     
Children of Robert Keen and Mary Gibson are:
  4 i.   Jasper Cecil Keen, born November 03, 1904 in Randolph County, Missouri; died December 29, 1988 in Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri; married Vera Lee Dodd October 14, 1928 in Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri.
  ii.   Geneva Francis Keen, born Private; married Harmon Judkins Private; born Private.


      10. Cary Ferdinand Dodd, born September 13, 1859 in Missouri3; died 1940 in Clifton Hill, Randolph, Missouri. He was the son of 20. James Dodd and 21. Permelia Ann. He married 11. Dixie Lee Solsbee November 11, 1889.

      11. Dixie Lee Solsbee, born October 22, 1870; died April 03, 1943 in Clifton Hill, Randolph, Missouri. She was the daughter of 22. James Solsbee and 23. Mary A. Grimsley.

More About Cary Ferdinand Dodd:
Census: 1900, Salisbury Twnshp, Chariton County, Missouri (CEN13)
Occupation: 1920, Farmer

More About Dixie Lee Solsbee:
Census: 1900, Salisbury Twnshp, Chariton County, Missouri (CEN13)
     
Children of Cary Dodd and Dixie Solsbee are:
  i.   Virgie Dodd, born July 20, 1890; died March 01, 1900.
  ii.   Bertha Mae Dodd, born October 05, 1892 in Salisbury, Chariton County, Missouri4; died March 22, 1967; married (1) John Key; born Abt. 1877 in Missouri5; died Unknown; married (2) Oren Pautz in Macon, Macon County, Missouri6; died Unknown.
  More About Bertha Mae Dodd:
Census: 1900, Salisbury Twnshp, Chariton County, Missouri (CEN13)

  More About John Key:
Census: 1920, Burton Township, Howard County, Missouri (CEN16)

  iii.   Lucy Dodd, born March 10, 1894 in Missouri; died December 03, 1981; married John Edward Canote April 17, 19107; born 1879 in Missouri7; died 1964.
  More About Lucy Dodd:
Burial: Unknown, Clifton Hill Cemetery, Randolph County, Missouri
Census: 1900, Salisbury Twnshp, Chariton County, Missouri (CEN13)

  More About John Edward Canote:
Burial: Unknown, Clifton Hill Cemetery, Randolph County, Missouri
Census: 1930, Salt Spring Township, Randolph County, Missouri (CEN86)

  iv.   James Ward Dodd, born August 26, 1895; died September 25, 1958 in Huntsville, Randolph County, Missouri; married (1) Allie Barron; born 1900 in Missouri; died 1956; married (2) Elizabeth Schofield; died September 25, 1958 in Huntsville, Randolph County, Missouri.
  Notes for James Ward Dodd:
James and his second wife Elizabeth were found shot to death. It was never known for sure but was thought that he was cleaning his gun and it accidently went off and shot Elizabetha and that he then shot himself.

  More About James Ward Dodd:
Burial: Unknown, Huntsville Cemetary, Randolph County, Missouri
Census: 1900, Salisbury Twnshp, Chariton County, Missouri (CEN13)

  More About Allie Barron:
Burial: Unknown, Huntsville Cemetary, Randolph County, Missouri
Census: 1930, Salt Spring Township, Randolph County, Missouri (CEN86)

  v.   Daisy Ann Dodd, born August 11, 1897; died February 22, 1900.
  vi.   Willie Ruth Dodd, born December 10, 1898; died October 10, 1981; married Jess Erhart; died Unknown.
  More About Willie Ruth Dodd:
Census: 1900, Salisbury Twnshp, Chariton County, Missouri (CEN13)

  vii.   Eula Dodd, born April 03, 1900; died November 24, 1986; married (1) Lloyd Gooch; died Unknown; married (2) August Meyer; died Unknown; married (3) Ernest Shawo; died Unknown.
  More About Eula Dodd:
Census: 1900, Salisbury Twnshp, Chariton County, Missouri (CEN13)

  viii.   Fannie Elizabeth Dodd, born November 08, 1901; died Unknown; married Bryan Burton; born Abt. 1898 in Missouri8; died Unknown.
  More About Fannie Elizabeth Dodd:
Census: 1920, Silver Creek Township, Randolph County, Missouri (CEN65)

  More About Bryan Burton:
Census: 1920, Silver Creek Township, Randolph County, Missouri (CEN65)

  ix.   Edna Alice Dodd, born February 07, 1903; died February 20, 1982; married William Perrin; died Unknown.
  More About Edna Alice Dodd:
Census: 1920, Silver Creek Township, Randolph County, Missouri (CEN65)

  x.   Frank Dodd, born August 30, 1904; died 1908.
  xi.   Anna Lou Dodd, born April 05, 1906; died September 03, 1984; married Johnny Mead; died Unknown.
  More About Anna Lou Dodd:
Census: 1920, Silver Creek Township, Randolph County, Missouri (CEN65)

  xii.   Mary Jo Dodd, born October 21, 1908; died October 21, 1909.
  5 xiii.   Vera Lee Dodd, born August 29, 1910 in Clifton Hill, Randolph County, Missouri; died April 08, 2002 in Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri; married Jasper Cecil Keen October 14, 1928 in Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri.


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