Jason E. Keyes
Contributed by Roselyn I. Mills Wells

St. Joe News, Jan. 19, 1928, Thursday

            Thursday morning, January 5th, at 7 o'clock, ended the very intense suffering for Jason E. Keyes at his home in Spencerville.

            He was born near Perrysville, Ohio, on June 4, 1861 and lived 66 years, 7 months and 1 day.

            All his life he was a barber, living for twenty years in Fort Wayne.  Three years ago he came to Spencerville to reside, retiring from his trade an account of his health.

            He was united in marriage to Emma E. Allen on Oct. 26, 1910.  The following year they both united with the First Methodist Episcopal Church at Fort Wayne and transferred here with their residence.

            He leaves the widow and children:  William Allen and family of Spencerville; Mrs. W. L. Singer and family of Seattle, Washington; ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Also a sister, Mrs. M. E. Singer, a brother, Thomas and a brother, Harry, all of Canton, Ohio.

            The oldest brother, William of Clarksburg, West Virginia and a brother, James, of Leesville, Ohio, could not attend the funeral on account of illness.  There are many nieces and nephews.

            For the last ten weeks he has required the most tender care from the family, assisted graciously by his brother-in-law, David Opdike.

            The funeral was held at the Methodist Church in Spencerville and interment  in the White City Cemetery.  The Rev. Roy S. Brown, officiating.