Who was the father of Christoper Keyes (1912-1953)

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I am searching for the parents of Christopher Keyes, in particular his father. Speculation is that [Keyes-995 | Mable Keys] was his mother but "Keyes" is her maiden name not married name so need to verify both a mother and a father for Christopher. 

FAG just recently added him to Mable Keys Memorial https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=48055649 but there are no sources, and the manager of Christopher's FAG has not responded yet. https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=129520711

My brother and myself never heard our mother who is a daughter of Mable's, talk about having a brother, so its rather a surprise. 

Edited to update question: I was just notified that Christopher Keyes was removed from Mable Keys Garde's  FAG due to insufficent sources as to how they are connected.  We can not assume she was the mother, but still researching to find the correct parents especially the father!!! Thank you for your responses. 

WikiTree profile: Christopher Keyes
in Genealogy Help by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
edited by Dorothy Barry

4 Answers

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Christopher Keyes

 in the Rhode Island, State Censuses, 1865-1935

VIEWRhode Island, State Censuses, 1865-1935

      Name: Christopher Keyes
      [William Christopher Keyes]
      Birth Date: abt 1913
      Birth Place: USA
      Gender: Male
      Age: 2
      Relationship: Boarder
      Enumeration Year: 1915
      Township: Woonsocket
      County: Providence
      Enumeration District or Census Tract: 399
      Line Number: 36
      Household number: 190
      Volume Number: 2
      Page Number: Q
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Masoy Keyes 52
      Nellie Keyes 45
      Frank Keyes 24
      Mabel Sassaver 32
      Bertha Sassaver 10
      Charles Sassaver 8
      Christopher Keyes 2
      George Flynn 38

      Source

      Rhode Island State Census, 1915. Microfilm. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

       

      by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (529k points)
      Since I am not a paid member of Ancestry.com, could you download that census report and send it to me please or repost as a jpeg please.
      Found same census on family search. Has image available

      Name:    Mason Keyes
      Event Place:    Woonsocket Ward 01, E.D. 399, Providence, Rhode Island
      Age:    52
      Birth Year (Estimated):    1863
      Birthplace:    U S
      Relationship to Head of Household:    Self
      Gender:    Male
      Race:    White
      Father's Birthplace:    U S
      Mother's Birthplace:    U S
      Page:    Q
      Line Number:    30
      GS Film number:    1765396

       

      Citing this Record:
      "Rhode Island State Census, 1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMM6-LDW : 7 November 2014), Mason Keyes, Woonsocket Ward 01, E.D. 399, Providence, Rhode Island; citing p. Q, line 30, State Archives, Providence; FHL microfilm 1,765,396.

      Thanks Eddie, I do have that one....  Update,  I just found the Rhode Island census on "Family Search" so disregard trying to make a jpeg of it. I got it now, just have to figure out why they spelled St_Sauveur "Sassaver"!!

      So now the question still remains, who is the father of Christopher. 

       

      It is the 1915 census on family search. Clink the link, the image is to the right of the text.
      Right, just found it. Had to join first, but it was free.  (See my edited comment above. )
      +2 votes

      Christopher Keyes

       

      Birth:  Mar. 5, 1912
      Death:  Jan., 1953
      Woonsocket
      Providence County
      Rhode Island, USA
      image
       
      Family links: 
       Parents:
        Mable Rhoda Keyes Garde (1883 - 1962)
       
       Siblings:
        Christopher Keyes (1912 - 1953)
        Dorothy M Fleming Barry (1913 - 1977)*
        Anna A Gagne Joyce (1917 - 2005)*
        Alice G Gagne Taft (1918 - 1990)*
        Infant Son Garde (1923 - 1923)*
        Lillian Garde Landry (1926 - 1994)*
       
      *Calculated relationship
       
      Burial:
      Walnut Hill Cemetery 
      Pawtucket
      Providence County
      Rhode Island, USA
       
      Created by: T.V.F.T.H.
      Record added: May 09, 2014 
      Find A Grave Memorial# 129520711

      Christopher Keyes
       
      by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
      Thanks Frank, I know about the FAG and Mable's grave (I am her granddaughter). What we didn't know was that Mable had a son named Christopher Keys, which would have made him my mother's brother. No one ever mentioned a Christopher in our family. That info was recently added in the last few days.

      Christopher was married and had one child in the 1935 RI Cebsys, 

      Christopher Keyes

      Rhode Island State Census, 1935

      Name Christopher Keyes
      Event Type Census
      Event Year 1935
      Event Place Providence, Rhode Island, United States
      Residence Place Fairmount St, Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island
      Address Fairmount St
      Gender Male
      Marital Status Married
      Race White
      Number in Family 3
      Birth Date 05 Mar 1912
      Birthplace Rhode Island

      image

      View the original document. The original may contain more information than was indexed.

      Rhode Island State Census, 1935

      GS Film number 1711837

      Citing this Record

      "Rhode Island State Census, 1935," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPRJ-442 : 13 November 2014), Christopher Keyes, Providence, Rhode Island, United States; State Archives, Providence; FHL microfilm 1,711,837.

       

      Thanks Frank, appreciate that. The mystery of his father though is still in question however. I want Christopher removed from Mable's FAG if they don't have proof of mother and a father but need some type ammunition to do so. Or I need convincing that my grandmother (with the maiden name Keyes) gave birth to Christopher.

      Update: I was just notified that Christopher Keyes was removed from Mable Keys Garde's  FAG due to insufficent sources as to how they are connected.  

      +2 votes

       

      Mable Rhoda Keyes Garde
       
      Birth:  Apr. 6, 1883
      Slatersville
      Providence County
      Rhode Island, USA
      Death:  Nov. 29, 1962
      Woonsocket
      Providence County
      Rhode Island, USA
      image
      Daughter of Mason & Nellie (Flynn) Keyes

      Wife of Louis Z. Gagne — married [date unknown] [location unknown]

      Her first husband was Alexander "Alex" St Sauveur, whom she married 12 Feb 1902 in St Charles Church, Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

       
       
      Family links: 
       Parents:
        Mason Brown Keyes (1863 - 1935)
       
       Spouses:
        Ephraim Flemming (1875 - 1929)*
        Louis Zephirin Gagne (1889 - 1991)*
        Henry R Garde (1898 - 1979)*
       
       Children:
        Christopher Keyes (1912 - 1953)*
        Dorothy M Fleming Barry (1913 - 1977)*
        Anna A Gagne Joyce (1917 - 2005)*
        Alice G Gagne Taft (1918 - 1990)*
        Infant Son Garde (1923 - 1923)*
        Lillian Garde Landry (1926 - 1994)*
       
       Sibling:
        Mable Rhoda Keyes Garde (1883 - 1962)
        Francis Mason Keyes (1889 - 1958)*
       
      *Calculated relationship
       
      Burial:
      Oak Hill Cemetery 
      Woonsocket
      Providence County
      Rhode Island, USA
      Plot: X 004E
       
      Maintained by: Kevin Avery
      Originally Created by: Bearded Graver
      Record added: Feb 12, 2010 
      Find A Grave Memorial# 48055649
      Mable Rhoda <i>Keyes</i> Garde
      Added by: Carolyn [Lee] Kelly
       
      Mable Rhoda <i>Keyes</i> Garde
      Added by: Mike Phillips
       
      Mable Rhoda <i>Keyes</i> Garde
      Added by: Mike Phillips
      by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
      Right, but who's the father of Christopher Keys???? His name was just added recently but Keys is Mable's maiden name. Mable's WikiTree page was created by me in Nov 2014. I added FAG to it then. No mention of a Christopher Keys or I would have added him. I updated that profile several times and only this last month did that name appear on the FAG.

      Due to insufficent sources Christopher Keys was just removed from Mable (Keys) Garde's Find A Grave. Someday maybe we will learn how he and his family were connected to Mable.

      Francis Mason "Frank" Keyes

      Birth:  Sep. 3, 1889
      Death:  Jun. 28, 1958
      image
       
      Family links: 
       Parents:
        Mason Brown Keyes (1871 - 1935)
       
       Spouse:
        Lillian M Fagan Keyes (1902 - 1969)
       
       Children:
        Francis F Keyes (1921 - 1996)*
       
       Sibling:
        Mable Rhoda Keyes Garde (1883 - 1962)*
        Francis Mason Keyes (1889 - 1958)
       
      *Calculated relationship
       
      Note: Pvt Co D 325 Inf WW1
       
      Burial:
      Saint Charles Cemetery 
      Blackstone
      Worcester County
      Massachusetts, USA
      Plot: 9A
       
      Maintained by: Find A Grave
      Originally Created by: Bearded Graver
      Record added: Jul 03, 2012 
      Find A Grave Memorial# 92998074

      Francis Mason Frank Keyes
      Cemetery Photo
      +3 votes

      Now I am thinking Christopher's father is Frank Mason Keys,  Keyes-998 , making Christopher the nephrew? to Mable Keys. But can't find any sources yet to prove it either. Can someone help with that idea maybe???

      by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
      edited by Dorothy Barry

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