[p. 625] general merchant at New Castle, who conducts a large business at No. 183 Croton Avenue, is a representative citizen here. He was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, in 1849.
Mr. Keagy spent the early part of his life on a farm; in fact, was interested in agricultural pursuits up to 1884, when he went to Martinsburg, Blair County, where he embarked in a mercantile business. He remained there until the spring of 1898, when he came to New Castle. He located on the corner of Croton Avenue and Vine Street, where he continued until he took possession of his own building. This substantial structure he erected in 1900, a business block and a fine attached residence. Mr. Keagy carries a well assorted stock of general merchandise and also handles feed.
In 1877 Mr. Keagy was married to Miss Camilla Lindsey, who was born in Blair County, Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. Keagy have had the following children: Ira, Iva, Arthur H., Clark, Laura, Dora and Clinton. The three named first are deceased. The late Arthur H. Keagy was probably one of the most popular young men ever reared at New Castle and his untimely death on July 16, 1908, was felt as a personal loss to hundreds of his fellow citizens. He was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, was educated at Martinsburg and had ever since been associated with his father in business. In 1906 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Clapper, of Blair County, who, with one son, Arthur Clapper, survives. He belonged to the Uniform Rank, Knights of Pythias. His genial nature and pleasing personality were exponents of a beautiful character. In his great affliction Mr. Keagy had the sincere and often expressed sympathy of his neighbors. Mr. Keagy is a member of the Church of God. He belongs to the organization of business men known as the Retail Grocers' Association.
20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County Pennsylvania and Representative Citizens Hon. Aaron L. Hazen Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company, Chicago, Ill., 1908
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