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Norman Holt Harless
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Maxine Stanley Keeney


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Most of the material on these Keeney pages
is taken directly from the excellent work of
Roscoe C. Keeney
in his 2,597 Keeney Relatives and its related after-followings.
See also Dan Keeney's excellent site, KeeneyKlan.com, and especially his coverage of Roscoe's work at
http://www.keeneyklan.com/Roscoe/Roscoe.htm



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Page updated 5 Mar 2014
Page updated Good Friday 2013
Page updated Jul 2009

The updating of the numbering system used on this page has been completed. Generation 28 is my own;
27 is that of my parents; 29 is that of my children, etc.  --   John M. Gwin, May 2009

The reformatting of the name font and census data for this page has been completed. --John M. Gwin, Aug 2011


Most of the photos on this page were found at 7 Keiffer after Dad (Adrian) died in May 2001.  Most were taken either at Keeney reunions or at 7 Keiffer itself.
And now in Feb 2014, Jennifer Gail Metheny Tolbert found and sent to me two old photo albums that were evidently put together by Dot, who then sent them to Benny.  Jennifer mailed them to me, and I'm slowly getting the photos copied to their respective pages

[John M. Gwin Note:  One of those above-mentioned related after-followings, a special issue of the Keeney Update, March 1987, includes a preface which numbers the generations beginning in America.  The first ancestor mentioned in that preface is unnumbered, so I originally gave it a negative 1 numbering here. However, in early 2009, I renumbered all my pages, using my own generation arbitrarily as number 28, my children's as 29, my parents' as 27, etc. Therefore, Sir Thomas Keney, below, who for years was numbered -1.00, is now generation 17.]

17.00--Sir Thomas Keney (sic), b. 1578, Norfolk, England; d. in New London, CT;

18.00--John Keeney, b. 1600, Norfolk, England; d. 1622 Salem, MA; m. Sarah Cheever (1621-1674)

19.00--Henry Keeney, b. 8 Jul 1623 in England; d. 6 Jun 1710; m. Ann Putnam;

20.00--John Keeney, b. ca.1651-2; d. 1718 Lynn, MA; m. Elizabeth Locke;

21.00--John Keeney, b. 15 Aug 1689, New London, CT; d. unk.; m. Mary Smith;

22.00--David Keeney;  m. Martha (nee unk.) (b. 12 Mar 1714; moved to Greenbrier Co., VA, in 1756;

23.00--Moses Keeney, b. 1766 in Greenbrier Co., WV; d. about 1840 in Kanawha Co.; m. 11 Aug 1789 in  Greenbrier Co. to Frances Harris10 children


24.09--Stires Jade Keeney, b. 1813 in Greenbrier Co.; moved to Cabin Creek, Kanawha Co., as a boy with his father, Moses; d. in 1876 at age 63; m1. Amelia P. (Milly) Gatewood (25 Jan 1813-10 Jul 1860), 11 children; m2. Cynthia Hudnall White (b. 1818), d. after 1880 census; no ch. by SJK;
25.09--John S. Keeney, b. 9 May 1849 at Fairview, WV,  on Cabin Creek; d. 22 Dec 1932 at Witcher, WV; m. 16 Nov 1871 to Hannah Catherine Frazee (b. 6 Aug 1853, in Greenup Co., KY; d. 1944); 13 children; 71 grandchildren!; family is pictured below about 1905:

John S. Keeney Family of Witcher, WV, ca. 1906.
Front, seated, l-r:  John S., Catherine, Uri, Mack; standing, l-r:
Flem, Nick, Ebon, Katie, Fannie, Bob, Dan, Roscoe, Walter,
and Johnny; absent; Daisy (firstborn, 1872; d. 1874).
26.01--Daisy May Keeney, (1872-1874)--age 1.5--0 ch.
26.02--Urias Zara "Urie" Keeney, (1874-1928)--age 54--3 ch.


26.03--
McDonald "Mack" Keeney,
(1877-1938)--age 60--7 ch.--b. 28 July 1877; d. 16 May 1938 at Witcher, WV; carpenter, contractor, homebuilder, husband, father ("Daddy Mack"); m. Mamie Chloe Stanley ; (b. 8 Sept 1879--age 7 months in the 1880 Kanawha County census--in Nicholas Co., WV; d/o George Washington Stanley and Fannie Young Stanley; d. 30 Oct 1957 at Witcher;) 7 children;  22 grandchildren;

Mack and Mamie's seven kids:   My mother, Dot, always told us they had a baseball team, and for years I thought she meant it literally!  And so I present them her in their figurative positions:
L-R, Back Row:  Bus, 3rd base; George, 1st base; Milly, left field; Middle Row: Maxine, shortstop; Hannah, 2nd base; Dot, center field; Front: Bennie, right field.  Absent when picture was taken, having moved up to the Majors and currently playing with the East Gate Angels: Mack and Mamie, catcher and pitcher, respectively.  And now all the rest have also received their calls up.

27.01--Maxine Stanley Keeney,
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Hannah Margaret Keeney,

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6--Helen Pauline "Bennie" Keeney,
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26.04--Nick Burks Keeney, (1878-1951)--age 73--11 ch.
26.05--Flem Davis Keeney,
(1879-1965)--age 86--7 ch.

26.06--Roscoe Conkling Keeney, Sr.
(1882-1969)--age 87--8 ch.

26.07--Daniel Webster "Dan" Keeney,
(1884-1973)--age 88--5 ch.

26.08--John S. "Johnny" Keeney, Jr. (1886-1961)--age 75--5 ch.
26.09--Walter Henson Keeney, Sr.
(1888-1957)--age 68--7 ch.

26.10--Hannah Catherine "Katie" Keeney
(1890-1962)--age 72--8 ch.

26.11--Frances Holt "Fanny" Keeney
(1892-1963)--age 71--6 ch.

26.12--Ebon Oakes Keeney
(1894-1976)--age 82--0 ch.

26.13--Robert H. "Bob" Keeney
(1896-1982)--age 86--4 ch.



Meet the family of Norman and Maxine!

27.01--Maxine Stanley Keeney, b. 30 Nov 1912; Maxine retired in 1978 as teacher in Greenbrier Co. Schools, Lewisburg, WV; d. 14 Jun 1992; bd. Rosewood Cem., Lewisburg, Greenbrier Co., WV--Find A Grave Memorial# 17078215; m. 18 Mar 1933 to Norman Holt Harless, Sr. (b. 26 Nov 1911; d. 9 Nov 1975; bd. Rosewood Cem., Lewisburg, Greenbrier Co., WV--Find A Grave Memorial# 17078210; s/o Joseph Tilden Harless and Mary Ellen Bailey  of Cyclone, WV, Wyoming Co.); Norman served as pastor of American Baptist churches in Landville, Mabscott, and Lewisburg, WV; 7 ch.;  16 grandchildren;
[listed as Maxine Harless, 27, b. WV, in the 15 Apr 1940 census of Oceana Dist., Wyoming Co., WV, and lvg. in the same house in 1935]

[listed as Norman Harless, 29, pool room attendant, b. WV, in the 15 Apr 1940 census of Oceana Dist., Wyoming Co., WV, and lvg. in the same house in 1935]


seated, l-r: Dot Gwin, Aunt Maude Stanley
standing, l-r: Steve Lowe, Suzanne, Holt (background over Suzanne's shoulder), Maxine and Norman, Linda, Mike Lowe, and Steve's Aunt Tootie
(Two clues as to the date: Aunt Maude was living with Dot and Adrian--who took this picture--in 1963-64, and Mike Lowe was born in early 1963--so this had to have been taken taken the winter of 63-64 or 64-65.)


Maxine at two different Keeney reunions--at left, seated with arm outstretched, at 2000 Orchard Avenue, 1988;
and at right with Mary Chloe, perhaps at St. Albans City Park?
Left: family at 7 Keiffer (ca. 1971?)--foreground, l-r:  Donita and Don Meadows; center, seated: Dot and Adrian Gwin; standing, l-r: Dorothy Jane Smith, Maxine, Mary Meadows, Norman Harless, unk. child, unk., Juanita and Bus Keeney, Roscoe Keeney? (or Juanita's dad, Bill?), Bennie and Tom Metheny, seated: unk., unk., unk.
Right: same day, same place:  rear, l-r: Hannah, Maxine, Norman, Adrian, Dot, Milly, Juanita, Bus, Roscoe (or Bill), Bennie, Tom, George and Frankie Keeney; front, l-r: unk., unk., Sherry Gwin, unk., Dorothy Jane, unk., Donita, Mary Chloe, Don, unk., unk., unk., Pat Gwin, Lynn Lee, Jeannie, Kent, Don, unk., unk., all unk.

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Jeanne Carol Harless,
b. 17 Dec 1933 (in Huntington, Cabell Co., WV?); d. 21 Apr 2008 in Lewisburg, WV; bd. unk.; m. David Ross Smith [PRIVATE]
[listed as Jeanne Harless, 6, b. WV, in the 15 Apr 1940 census of Oceana Dist., Wyoming Co., WV, and lvg. in the same house in 1935]


Jeannie, Dot, and Adrian drove to SC to see their dear friends, the Nortons

Jeanne Carol Harless Smith

LEWISBURG — Jeanne Carol Harless Smith, 74, of Lewisburg, died Monday, April 21, 2008.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Chapel of McCraw Funeral Home, Lewisburg. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arrangements by McCraw Funeral Home, Lewisburg.



29.01--Carol Rae Smith, m. facebook friend [PRIVATE] Stephen Earl Lilly [PRIVATE]


Left: Carol Rae, 2nd grade; right: at a Keeney Reunion at St. Albans City  Park--l-r: Lynn Lee Keeney Bright, Milly Keeney, and Carol Rae




29.02--Karen Denise Smith, facebook friend [PRIVATE]

30.01--David Ross Smith, [PRIVATE]
31.01--Brevon David Westfall, [PRIVATE]
KDS m1. to Richard Harper; div. [PRIVATE]

30.02--Stephanie Gail Harper, b. 3 Jun 1979 in Greenbrier Co., WV; d. 4 Jun 1979 in Greenbrier Co., WV; bd. Hillcrest Cem., White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier Co., WV--Find A Grave Memorial# 16854861;
KDS m2. Carl Clay Withrow; div. [PRIVATE]
30.03--Travis Dalton Withrow, [PRIVATE]

Christmas card, 1993--l-r:  David Smith, Travis, Denise

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28.02--Linda Jo Harless, facebook friend [PRIVATE]; m1. Steve Mason Lowe facebook friend [PRIVATE] (div.); 3 ch. of 3 total; m2. Mr. Bailey; [PRIVATE]  no ch. of 3 total
[listed as Linda J. Harless, in the 15 Apr 1940 census of Oceana Dist., Wyoming Co., WV]


l-r:  Linda Jo tickled; Michael, Steve, and Linda at 7 Keiffer, 1963.

29.01--Michael Bruce "Mike" Lowe, facebook friend [PRIVATE]

30.01--Savannah Lowe, facebook friend [PRIVATE]

30.02--Summer Anne Lowe, facebook friend [PRIVATE]

29.02--Gary Wayne Lowe, [PRIVATE]

29.03--Geoffrey Allen "Jeff" Lowe, [PRIVATE]


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[listed as Linda J. Harless, in the 15 Apr 1940 census of Oceana Dist., Wyoming Co., WV]


Left:  Mary Chloe, age 2, in Oceana, WV;  right: Mary is at far left with 2 grandkids, Becki Lou Keeney Samples, and Dot Gwin at 7 Keiffer in St. Albans, WV

29.01--Donita Lynn Meadows, facebook friend [PRIVATE] m. Mr. Lilly [PRIVATE]

30.01--Amanda Lilly, facebook friend [PRIVATE]

30.02--Amy Lilly, facebook friend [PRIVATE]

30.03--Alisha Lilly, facebook friend [PRIVATE]

29.0 2--Leah Beth Meadows, [PRIVATE]



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28.04--Norman Holt Harless, Jr., facebook friend [PRIVATE]; m1.  Billy Sue Hedrick [PRIVATE]; (div.); 3 children; m2. Lois Hirst [PRIVATE]

l-r: Holt, Lori, Sue, Mickey, long before Erin!

29.01--Mickey Holt Harless, facebook friend [PRIVATE]; m. Rebecca Gardner [PRIVATE]

30.01--Parker McDonald Harless, facebook friend [PRIVATE];

29.02--Lori Michelle Harless, facebook friend [PRIVATE]; m1. Thomas Edward Blevins [PRIVATE]; div.; m2. Mr. Henderson [PRIVATE]

29.03--Erin Harless, facebook friend [PRIVATE] m.  Sean Cohen [PRIVATE]

30.01--Noah Cohen [PRIVATE]


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Dorothy and Suzanne in St. Albans, WV, with cousins John and Pat Gwin, Summer 1953

29.01--Joshua A. Smith [PRIVATE]

29.02--Randall Lee Smith [PRIVATE]

30.00--Joshua Smith [PRIVATE]

29.03--Patricia Elaine Smith, b. 15 Dec 1964 in Greenbrier Co., WV; d. 15 Mar 2008; bd. unk.
29.04--Cheryl Lynn Smith [PRIVATE]

Keenry Reunion (1978? 1979?), Witcher, descendants of Mack and Mamie--
l-r: Cheryl, Dorothy Jane, Dot, unk. baby, Maxine, Jeannie, Adrian, Hannah,
Patricia, Randy, Mary Chloe, Buster, Juanita, Bennie, George, unk. baby, and Frankie--far right, Roscoe.


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28.06--Suzanne Harless facebook friend [PRIVATE]; m. Roger Gertz facebook friend [PRIVATE]


 r-l:  Suzanne Harless Gertz with three of her mom's sisters: Dot, Hannah (holding her ever-present cup of...huh?),
and Milly
, all at 7 Keiffer, March 1997.  Behind them is the old buffet belonging to the sisters'
Aunt Maude Stanley. It went to Suzanne's sister, Mary Chloe, (above) when Adrian died in 2001.  Photo by Adrian Gwin
                                                                                                       
29.01--Kevin Gertz facebook friend [PRIVATE]

29.02--Kristin Michelle Gertz facebook friend [PRIVATE]; m. Shane Keene [PRIVATE]

Kristen as an elementary school student

30.01--Dorian Keene facebook friend [PRIVATE]

Dorian in spring of 2001.
30.01--Halle Keene facebook friend [PRIVATE]



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29.01--Patrick Leiland Norrell facebook friend [PRIVATE]

Patrick, 1993

29.02--Rebecca "Becca" Norrell facebook friend [PRIVATE]

Rebecca, 1993

29.03--Sarah Norrell facebook friend [PRIVATE] m1. Mr. Ketron [PRIVATE]; m2. Jeremy White [PRIVATE]


Sarah, 1993