Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday's Obituary: Chandler Keys

Evening Star (DC)
25 April 1895

Mr. Chandler Keys, one of the oldest and best known citizens of the county, died yesterday evening, after a brief illness, at his home, one mile north of this place, in the ninetieth year of his age. Deceased was a native of Prince William county, but had resided here since early manhood. During his long life he was a man of much energy and accumulated a handsome property. For a number of years he acted as a justice of the peace for the fourth district. He leaves two children, a son and daughter. His funeral will take place on Friday at 3 p.m.

[Chandler Keys is buried in Rockville Cemetery in Montgomery County, Maryland.  As a man with "a handsome property," at one time Keys is known to have owned 229 acres and the historic Watt's Branch Miller's House, "...reserving the right of way into the family burial ground and the privileges of the stream..." ~cgl]

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