Etta Belle Keys

ID # 2711, (1881-1938)
BirthEtta Belle Keys was born on 31 August 1881 at Benton, Cheboygan Co., Michigan. 
MarriageShe married Arthur Edwin Cumming, son of Charles Cumming and Elizabeth Dickie Arthur, on 13 August 1902 at Owen Sound, Grey County, Ontario.
Mrge reg. 007857-02 Owen Sound, Grey County
Arthur E. Cumming, 26, bachelor, bookkeeper, born Branchton, residing Owen Sound. Parents Charles Cumming and Elizabeth Arthur.
Etta Belle Keys, 20, spinster, born Cheboygan, Michigan, residing Owen Sound. Parents John Keys and Susannah illeg.
(The groom was Presbyterian and the bride Methodist.)
Witnesses: D. Bender and A.J. McConnell, both of Owen Sound.
At Owen Sound on 13 August, 1902, by illeg.
 
DeathShe died on 21 May 1938 at Galt, Waterloo Co., Ontario, at age 56. 
BurialShe was buried on 25 May 1938 at Mountview Cemeterery, Galt. 
NoteBirth reg.
Return of births for the county of Cheboygan, Michigan, 1881
Nbr. 40, date of birth August 31, 1881, at Benton
Etta Keys, parents John Keys and Susanna Keys. Father a carpenter, born Ireland. Mother born Canada.

Benton is a township in Cheboygan County.

Death reg. 034547-38 Galt, Waterloo Co.
Etta Belle Cumming died May 21st, 1938.
Place of death Waterloo County, North Dumfries Township, Galt, 36 McNaughton St.
Residence same. Married. Age 58 years, 8 months. Born Michigan, August 31st, 1881. Housewife. Parents John Keys, born Ireland, Susanna Louks, born Kingston. Informant A. E. Cummings, 36 McNaughton St., husband.
Burial M.V.C. (Mountview Cemetery), Galt, Wednesday May 25, 1938.

It looks as though the Keys family moved around, though by 1891 they are gone from Michigan and in Canada at Owen Sound. There are a number of children, the youngest shown being Etta, though her name is poorly rendered. By the 1901 census in Owen Sound, she is the only one at home with her parents. Her parents, John and Susanna lived to good ages and are buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Owen Sound. 

Child of Etta Belle Keys and Arthur Edwin Cumming

Last Edited10 Aug 2016