Mary Francis Keith and Georgia (Ely) Madden
Submitted by: David Tucker - tucker4742 at att.net
On November 1, 2009 you posted a photo of Georgia (Ely) Madden and her granddaughter Mary Francis Keith that was originally furnished by Geraldine Bradley
of Grayson. I did some research on this family in the past and thought you might want to post this with the photo.
These notes include a very nice letter from Chloe Madden Keith to me in 1974. Chloe was a daughter of Geraldine Madden and the mother of
Mary Francis Keith. Based on the date of Mary Francis Keith’s birth and Geraldine’s death I suspect the photo dates to about 1935, give or take a year or so.
James Franklin Madden
Son of Matthew Madden
Grandson of Jonathan
Great granddaughter of Nathan
Brother of David Otho Madden
James Franklin Madden was born on September 16, 1876 at Pleasant Valley now known as Counts Cross Roads.
On December 6, 1895 Frank Madden and Georgia Ely were married. Their surety was H. L. Turner.
Actually their marriage bond or license was issued on December 6 in Rowan County and the return filed on December 8, 1895,
also in Rowan County . It is not known if they were actually married on the 6th, 7th or 8th, without seeing the actual paperwork.
At one time James Madden was also the Sheriff of Soldier, Kentucky according to his son Clyde .
In his 1882 interview Clyde said this was about 65 years ago which would have made it about 1917, give or take.
1900 Federal Census Carter County , Kentucky
Magisterial District # 4, June 18, 1900
Frank Madden Sep 1875 24 Married 4 yrs. Ky. Ky. Ky. Clay miner Can R & W
Georgie wife Jun 1878 21 Married 4 yrs. Ky. Va. Ky. 1child/1 living Can R & W
Claud son Oct 1898 1 Ky. Ky. Ky. Can R & W
1910 Federal Census Carter County , Kentucky
Magisterial District # 4, Upper Tygart , April 28, 1910
James F. Madden 35 Married 1 14 Ky. Ky. Ky. Retail Merchant/Gro. Store Can R & W
Georgia wife 32 Married 1 14 Ky. Ky. Ky. 6 children, 6 living Can R & W
Claud son 11 Single Ky. Ky. Ky. In school Can R & W
Cloe daughter 9 Single Ky. Ky. Ky. In school
Clyde son 7 Single Ky. Ky. Ky. In school
Laura daughter 5 Single Ky. Ky. Ky. In school
Cleff son 4 Single Ky. Ky. Ky.
Pearle daughter 6/12 Single Ky. Ky. Ky.
On September 12, 1918 forty-three year old James F. Madden registered for the draft. His Registration Card gives his date of birth as September 16, 1875
and place of residence as Soldier, Carter County , Kentucky . He gives his occupation as “farming” and his nearest relative as Georgia Madden.
He signs his name in a very clear and neat manner.
1920 Federal Census Carter County , Kentucky
Magisterial District # 4, Voting Precinct # 7, Upper Tygart
January 14, 1920
Frank Maden 45 M Ky. Ky. Ky. Farmer Can Read & Write
Georgia wife 41 M Ky. Va. Ky. Can Read & Write
Claud son 21 S Ky. Ky. Ky. Fire Clay Miner Can Read & Write
Chloe dau 19 S Ky. Ky. Ky. In school Can Read & Write
Clide son 17 S Ky. Ky. Ky Fire Clay Miner Can Read & Write
Laura dau 15 S Ky. Ky. Ky. In school Can Read & Write
Cleff son 13 S Ky. Ky. Ky. In school Can Read & Write
Mable dau 7 S Ky. Ky. Ky. Blank Blank
1930 Federal Census Carter County , Kentucky
Magisterial District # 4, Upper Tygart , April 7, 1930
Frank Madden 53 18 when married Ky. Ky. Ky. Clay mine Can R & W
Georgie wife 50 15 when married Ky. Ky. Ky. Can R & W
Mable dau 17 Ky. Ky. Ky. In school Can R & W
In a letter dated November 26, 1974 Cleff Madden, son of James Franklin Madden, states that “My daddy also was with the Christian Church for a long time.
But the latter part of his life he was with the Church of God .”
KENTUCKY DEATH CERTIFICATE
Death Certificate No. 8545
Vot. Pct. Soldier # 17
Full Name: J. F. Madden
Color or Race: White
Single, Married, Widowed or Divorced: Married
If married, name of spouse: Georgia Madden
Date of Birth: September 16, 1876
Age: 56 yrs. 6 mos. 24 days
Occupation: Miner, Weight Master
Name of Father: M. Madden
Birthplace of Father: Kentucky
Maiden Name of Mother: Blank
Informant: Claude Madden
Resident of Informant: Soldier, Ky.
Date Filed: March 10, 1933
Registrar: Mrs. L. S. Vinsent
Date of Death: April 9, 1933
I attended deceased from: March 1, 1933 to April 9, 1933
I last saw alive: April 9, 1933
Death occurred on the date stated above at 9 PM
Cause of Death: Tuberculous ??enitis
Duration: 1 year 8 months
Signed: Dan Fortune, MD
Date Signed: April 10, 1933
Location of MD: Soldier, Ky.
Place of Burial or Removal: Blank
Date of Burial: Blank
Carter County , Kentucky
J. F. Madden September 16, 1878 (not sure if 1878 is error, Dead Cert. says 1876)
April 9, 1933
Georgie Madden June 26, 1879
September 24, 1942
Pearl Madden, daughter of James Franklin and Georgia Ann Ely Madden, shown as 6 months old in the 1910 Federal Census,
died on April 15, 1914 at four years of age according to Kentucky Death Records 1911 – 2000, Death Certificate # 11975.
Pearl is buried at Eagle Hall Cemetery next to her cousins the Abbott’s. Her stone says daughter of Frank and George (Georgie) Madden 1909 - 1913.
Not sure if the 1913 is a transcription error or a stone cutter error, but her death was in 1914.
A photo copy of her death certificate is available on the internet under Kentucky Vital Records and gives her date of birth a April 10, 1910
and her cause of death as “heart failure due to inflammatory rheumatism”.
Kentucky Birth Records 1911 - 1999 show that James Franklin and Georgia Ely Madden had a daughter Irene born on March 5, 1915.
Kentucky Death Records 1911 - 2000 show that she died on the same day.
Kentucky Birth Records 1911 - 1999 show that James Franklin and Georgia Ely Madden had a daughter Mable C. born on July 29, 1912.
Mabel Madden married Otto C. Bond on October 26, 1935. According the SS Death Index Mabel C. Bond died at Dayton , Montgomery County, Ohio on April 8, 1993.
Otto also died in Montgomery County, Ohio on March 30, 1996. The following brief obit can be found on the Carter County page.
Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) – April 11, 1993
Deceased Name: OLIVE HILL – Mabel Christine Madden Bond
OLIVE HILL – Mabel Christine Madden Bond, 80, Beaver Creek, Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Olive Hill, wife of Ott Bond, died Thursday.
Services 3 p.m. Monday, Globe Funeral Home. Visitation after 1 p.m. Monday. It appears from the Carter County page that they are both buried at Garvin Ridge Cemetery .
Claude William Madden, son of James Franklin and Georgia Ely Madden, died in Rowan County, Kentucky on March 31, 1966 at the age of 67.
He is shown as a resident of Rowan County on Kentucky Death Certificate # 09378. The SS Death Index gives his date of birth as October 10, 1898
and his last residence as Morehead, Rowan County , Kentucky . The WWI Registration Card for Claud William Madden gives his date
of birth as October 10, 1898 and his residence as Soldier, Kentucky. He is working for the Ashland Fire Brick Company and he gives his
nearest relative as his mother, Georgie Madden. He signed his name. At the time of the 1930 Federal Census of Carter County he is living
in the household of Martha Livingston and shown to be her son-in-law. His wife’s name is Maud I. and they have been married about 7 years.
Her death certificate shows her as the daughter of Billy Livingston and Martha Vest. The Kentucky Birth Records 1911-2000 indicate that
they had a daughter Luela (Luella) born on February 18, 1924. Kentucky Death Records 1911-2000 show that Luella Madden died one day later
on February 19, 1924. Kentucky Birth Records do not indicate that they had any more children. His wife Maude died on April 8, 1948 in Carter County
at the age of 52. For some reason she is buried in Eagle Hall cemetery and he is buried in:
Garvin Ridge Cemetery
Claude Madden 1898 to 1966
Clyde A. Madden, son of James Franklin and Georgia Ely Madden died in Rowan County, Kentucky on October 14, 1999 at the age of 97.
He is shown as a resident of Carter County on Kentucky Death Certificate # 33388. The SS Death Index gives his date of birth as September 9, 1902
and his last residence as Olive Hill, Carter County , Kentucky . Clyde and his wife Stella are buried in the Bradley-Dean Cemetery in Carter County.
Stella was a “Patton”.
Clyde Madden September 9, 1902 to October 14, 1999 h/Stella
Stella Madden April 24, 1903 to December 21, 1987 w/Clyde
The following brief obit can be found on the Carter County page;
Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) – October 16, 1999
Deceased Name: OLIVE HILL – Clyde A. Madden
OLIVE HILL – Clyde A. Madden, 97, Hydreco Village, retired Indiana hospital employee, widower of Stella Patton Madden,
died of kidney failure Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Sunday, Soldier Church of God. Visitation 8 a.m. today, Globe Funeral Chapel; noon Sunday, church.
Cleff Madden, son of James Franklin and Georgia Ely Madden, died in Rowan County, Kentucky on October 22, 1993 at the age of 87.
He is shown as a resident of Carter County on Kentucky Death Certificate # 28585. The SS Death Index gives his date of birth as May 18, 1906
and his last residence as Olive Hill, Carter County , Kentucky . Cleff and his wife Laura Jones Madden are buried in the Patton Cemetery
along with his parents.
Laura Madden has by 1930 married William Kegley and is living in the Hoggtown area of Rowan County where her husband is working at a brick works.
The SS Death Index gives her date of birth as July 27, 1904 and her death as January 1987 in Orlando , Florida .
A family researcher on RootsWeb’s World Connect Project gives the date of death as January 25, 1987 and this is confirmed by the
Florida Death Index on Ancestry.com. The following brief obituary can be found on the Carter County page.
St. Petersburg Times (FL) – January 28, 1987
Deceased Name: Laura M. Kegley
Laura M. Kegley, 82, of Orlando, and formerly of Clearwater, died Sunday (Jan. 25, 1987) in Orlando . She was born in Carter County , Ky. ,
moved to the Clearwater area in 1949 from Morehead , Ky. and moved to Orlando in 1983. She was a member of the Central Church of the Nazarene, Clearwater.
Survivors include three sons, James Harold, Lakeland, Delbert C., Morehead, and David F., Brandon; four daughters, Ina Clo Arnold, Sarasota,
Mary Rose Barlow, Homosassa, Carole K. Callahan, Orlando, and Donna Lynn Arnold, Atlanta; two brothers, Clyde and Cleff Madden,
and a sister, Mabel Bond, all of Olive Hill, Ky.; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Belcher Road Chapel.
Chloe Madden is shown as having two children in Boyd County in the 1920’s and according to the 1930 census of Boyd County is married to Ross Keith.
According to the SS Death Index Chloe Madden was born on November 16, 1900 and passed away in August 1986. Her last residence was shown as
Wyandotte , Wayne County , Michigan . Michigan Death Records 1971 – 1996 show her date of death as August 20, 1986 at Riverview, Wayne County, Michigan.
It also gives her middle initial as “J.”. On Sunday, March 17, 1974 Chloe Madden Keith wrote to David K. Tucker (me) the following:
Dear Members of the Tucker Family:
First let me introduce myself, I am Chloe (Madden) Keith, eldest daughter of Frank Madden of Soldier, Ky, Carter Co. My sister Mrs.
Otto Bond sent me the clipping from the paper, I am proud to be a Madden, I have 3 brothers and 2 sisters, one Bro. is dead, the other 2 are in Ky.
1 sister in Ky. and one in Clearwater, Fla. I married a man from Ashland Ky. Last May 19th we celebrated our 50th anniversary,
he is 74 yrs of age I am 73, both of us are in fairly good health and have been in Michigan since 1931, he is retired from the National Steel Co.
and has been since “65”. We have 2 children Mary Frances (Keith) Jackson, she is 50 yrs (old on Feb. 28 this yr) her hubby is an Engineer at Ford Motor Co.
She has 2 girls, 2 boys, one boy is an Engineer at Ford, the other just got out of the Navy in Dec. was in the band in Seattle, is going to school at the
University of Wash, have bought a home and going to stay there, one girl got married last Nov. and one is 15 and at home they were all here
today to celebrate a birthday my son Ray Franklin Keith will be 45 in July has 1 daughter 6 yrs old, he is a Supervisor in Data Processing at a
place called Fabricon’s a branch of the Eagle Pischer Co. they both live in the suburbs not too far from us. We don’t get to Kentucky very often
as my husband don’t drive on trips anymore we were down last July as his older Bro died but my son and daughter drove us down.
My Dad often spoke of your Grand Pa and wondered about him and at one time around 19 or 20 I got the name of one of the girls from a paper
I wrote her she answered and sent me a picture then I left Soldier and went to Ashland to work, met my husband there and about 6 yrs later
we came to Michigan and lost contact. There are some children of each one of my uncles still living but I never knew any of the Estill’s,
I always felt sorry that I never knew my grand parents, my grandmother on my mothers side died when I was about 9 yrs. old my mother’s maiden
name was Ely and her mother was a Reeder or Reader (I can’t remember which) the old timers are gone but some of the descendants are still
around there I have not seen them in years.
I hope you can get all the information you need, my bro Cleff said your Mom was still living, I would so love to hear from her.
I wonder if she could be the one I wrote to in Texas . If I can help in anyway I would be pleased to do so. Would love to hear from your or any of the family
Mrs. Ross Keith
116 Batavia St .
River Rouge , Mich. 48218
Based on the available records it appears that James Franklin Madden and his wife Georgia Ely Madden had the following children.
(1) Claude William Madden October 10, 1898 to March 31, 1966
(2) Chloe Madden November 16, 1900 to August 20, 1986
(3) Clyde A. Madden September 9, 1902 to October 14, 1999
(4) Laura Madden July 27, 1904 to January 25, 1987
(5) Cleff Madden May 18, 1906 to October 22, 1993
(6) Pearl Madden April 10, 1910 to April 15, 1914
(7) Mable C. Madden July 29, 1912 to April 8, 1993
(8) Irene Madden March 5, 1915 to March 5, 1915
This would seem to agree with a letter from Cleff Madden to David K. Tucker dated March 10, 1974.
In that letter Cleff stated, “I have one brother living ( Clyde ) & 3 sisters (Chloe, Laura, and Mable) & one brother dead (Claude)
and two sisters (Pearl & Irene)”. The names in parentheses are mine. This accounts for 7 plus Cleff which makes eight children.
 The 1900 census shows his year of birth as 1875 but his death certificate gives the year as 1876.
His son Clyde Madden, in an oral interview for the Kentucky Historical Society, gives his fathers place of birth as “outside of Olive Hill, at Pleasant Valley ”.
 ROWAN COUNTY MARRIAGES on USGen.Web. The bond or license is filed in Book 2 Page 186 and the return in Book A Page 97.
 Her maiden name shown on her daughter Pearl ’s death certificate is “George Ann Ely”.
 Otto is buried in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery which is listed on the Carter County Web Site and his tombstone gives the date of their marriage.
It is presumed that she is also buried there, but if so her name and dates are not shown on the stone.
 Kentucky Oral History Commission, Carter County Oral History Project, Clyde Madden, 1976OH22.8, March 13 1982. In this interview Clyde states
that his wife’s maiden name was “Patton”.
 Irene’s actual Dead Certificate is shown on the Kentucky Vital Records Project and shows that she was “stillborn due to premature birth”
and was buried in Patton Cemetery .
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