Note: http://www.joycetice.com/clippings/tcobt116.htm has: William B. Keyes died Monday morning about 11 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. W. Hazlett, No. 210 West Hudson Street, Elmira, aged 87 years. The deceased was born in Jackson, Tioga County, Pa. March 16, 1812. His widowed mother took him at the age of two and another son and went to Vermont, where he remained until nineteen years of age. He then return to his old home and was employed by his uncle, Major Seth Daggett, in the lumbering business. At the age of thirty he married Sarah M. Wells and they were the parents of six children, four of whom survive; one son, S. C. Keyes of Marysville, Cal., and three daughters, Mrs. William Hazlett of Lake Bluff, Illinois; Mrs. George Hazlett and Mrs. Lewis Mann of Elmira, also one sister, Mrs. Edwin Rosell of Brookfield, potter County, Pa. A few years after his marriage, the timber having failed in eastern Jackson, he formed a partnership with his brothers-in-law, Warren and Benjamin Wells, under the name of Keyes & Wells, and purchased a large tract of pine timber on Lambs and Crooked Creek, manufacturing the same which was sent by raft down the Tioga, Chemung and Susquehanna rivers to market at Baltimore. Physically he was a man of fine proportion, being over six feet in height. He always enjoyed excellent health, and was beloved by all who knew him for his many kind acts, and abundance of good nature. Mr. Keyes moved his family to Tioga in 1858. And has since remained there until the past three years. He has gone to his reward, and his record was that of an honest, generous and manly man all through his life. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the house at 3 o’clock after which the remains were taken to Tioga for burial.
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