Welcome to the Keddell Family Page!

Updated: 16 May 2010

Descendants of Robert (b. about 1862 in New York) and Mary (born 1864) Keddell. They had 6 children:
1. Annie (b. about 1889 in New York)
2. Robert (b. about 1892 in New York)
3. Morris (b. about 1893 in New York)
4. William John (11 June 1894 in New York - Sep 1972 in Herkimer, NY) married Martha Padgham (15 March 1896 in Herkimer, NY - 07 April 1986 in Ilion, Herkimer, NY)
5. James (b. about 1896 in New York)
6. Thomas (b. about 1898 in New York)

Descendants of William John Keddell and Martha H. Padgham. She is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Herkimer, NY. Findagrave Memorial # 24399219. They had 7 children:
7. Maurice P. Keddell (01 March 1927 - 22 Jan 1946 in Berlin, Germany).

Obituaries & Death Notices:

Syracuse Herald Journal, Tuesday, January 29, 1946 Syracuse, New York

Herkimer- Pfc. Maurice Keddell, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Keddell, 507 Steuben rd., Herkimer, star guard on the Herkimer High football 1944 team and star pitcher of Herkimer High School nine, was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Germany Jan. 22, according to work received from the War Department by his family. Pvt. Keddell, graduate of Herkimer High School, June of last year, and president of Herkimer Student Council, entered the Army last August. He was born in Stoneco and came to Herkimer with his family 17 years ago. He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church and also a graduate of its school.

He was a Private in the U.S. Army Infantry. He was killed at the Berlin Wall shortly after midnight while on guard duty. He was issued a citation by President Truman. Source: Ms. Catherine Hadcock.


From the Evening Times, Friday, 18 April 2008:

Ilion, N.Y. -

Mrs. Ruth I. Keddell, 90, of West State Street, Ilion, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2008, in Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, New Hartford, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on September 19, 1917, in Troy, daughter of the late Benjamin and Emma (Thiede) Short, and graduated with the Ilion High School Class of 1935. She was united in marriage with Francis W. Keddell on January 13, 1940, in St. Francis Rectory, Herkimer. He passed away after 58 wonderful years of marriage on June 14, 1998. Ruth was last employed with Remington Arms, Ilion, as an inspector. She was of the Catholic faith. At one time she was a member of the Catholic Daughters, was active with the Annunciation Church PTO, served as a Girl Scout leader, volunteered her time with Meals on Wheels and also belonged to the Herkimer County Historical Society.
Ruth was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and enjoyed spending time with her family.
In her spare time she enjoyed researching genealogy and visiting the historical society.
She is survived by nine children, Lorita Keddell, of Johnstown, Sister Margaret “Peg” Keddell, CSJ, of Albany, Jean Maneen, of Ilion, Barbara Griffin, of Ilion, Mary Patelos, of Loudonville, James and Patricia Keddell, of Ohio, Paul and June Keddell, of Virginia, Peter and Deborah Keddell, of North Carolina, and Kenneth and Francine Keddell, of Little Falls; 22 grandchildren; 28 (and counting) great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Rita Turner and Katherine Hadcock, both of Herkimer; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Robert and Ruth L. Keddell, of Naples, Fla.; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joseph and Betty Keddell, of Oneonta; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; by a son, Daniel, in 1971, a brother, Jack Short; a sister, Gladys Fake; and a son-in-law, Anthony “Tony” Maneen, in 2003.
The family will be present in the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., between Ilion and Frankfort, to receive relatives and friends on Sunday, April 20, 2008, from 3-6 p.m. Father Anthony Barratt will conduct a prayer service at the funeral home on Sunday. Mrs. Keddell’s funeral will commence at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 21, from the chapel of the funeral home where a prayer service will take place and at 10 a.m. from Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church, Frankfort, where the Rev. Alfred Lamanna, pastor emeritus, and the Rev. John Yanas will celebrate her Mass of Christian Burial. Procession will follow to Armory Hill Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Kindly consider memorial offerings to the Sisters of St. Joseph or to Catholic Charities; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To sign the online guest book or offer a note of sympathy to the family, please go to www.eneafamily.com on the Internet.