Generation IV Parent
William James Keith
b. Oct. 29, 1891 -
Will was born in Pilkington township on the home place, Lot 4, Concession 2. He worked with Hobbs Hardware, Elora; later he went to Aurora; then with H.S. Howland Sons & Co. wholesale hardware in Toronto. He joined the staff of Marshall Wells Ltd, at Winnipeg as representative. Later he returned to Belwood where he had a hardware and tinsmith business. He married Mary Sinclair Oct.27, 1920; later they moved to Guelph where she died Dec. 12, 1923. They had no children.
Later he joined the Roofus Supply Co. Ltd., Toronto as representative and married Emma Grace Draper Aug. 16, 1933. Later this firm moved them to London, Ontario.
In 1940 he went to Ottawa with Federal Government purchasing hardware for the three armed forces World War 2. In 1956 was retired then represented Builders Sales contacting all Government Dept.
William (Bill) Loghrin Keith, b. 1935
Robert James (Jim) Keith, b. 1941
¹Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. William J. Keith's account written in 1968.
Aug. 16, 1933
The day Emma Grace Draper changed her name to Keith at Walpole Island. Her brother was the minister there.
Will and Emma leaving Walpole Island for London, Ont. on their wedding day.
b. Apr. 16, 1891 - d. Dec. 14, 1923
Emma Grace Draper
b. Jan. 6, 1903 -