I wanted to share this family photo of my grandfather, Norval Keay (center) and his parents, Alexander Keay and Amy McGhie Keay. The Keay's were a prominent family in Everett Washington in 1904. Alexander was the city treasurer and his wife Amy served in various roles at the 1st Presbyterian Church. Sadly, in 1911 Alexander embezzled what would be (today) $500,000 from the city and disappeared forever. Pinkerton detectives were sent as far away as Australia to locate him but to no avail. Abandoned by her husband, Amy lived on alone, dying at age 86 in 1952.
Location: Everett Washington. Date: 1904.
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Here is the story as it was reported in the Everett Herald in 1911.
Keay Scandal of 1911