A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Monday, August 14, 1922
David H. Keay, Widely Known
In This Part of State Died
Suddenly at Home
          Funeral services for  David H. Keay, 74 years old, one of the best known men in this section, who died suddenly Saturday, at his home in Needham township, Johnson county, were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the late home.  The Rev. F. M. Juckleberry officiated and burial was made in the Greenlawn cemetery at Franklin.
          Death was caused from angina pectoris which developed without warning as Mr. Keay had apparently been in very good health with the exception of an occasional slight heart attack.  His death is very much of a shock to residents of Shelby county as he was prominent in business and political affairs thruout the community.
          Mr. Keay was born in Philadelphia, but his family moved to Indianapolis when he was a boy.  Shortly after coming to this section of the country, the late Mr. Keay went to Johnson county to visit his uncle,  William Needham,  a pioneer resident of Needham township.  He liked the place so well that he insisted on remaining and his parents consenting, he spent the remainder of his life there.  Mr. Keay became widely known as the owner of a meat market and slaughter house in Franklin and operated that business for many years.  Later he devoted his time to farming even during the most recent years of his life had been very active in this work.
          Altho his parents were republicans, Mr. Keay was a life-long democrat.  He was elected trustee of Needham township and served one term.  His splendid management of the office brought him the offer of another term, but he declined.  He was elected as a member of the Johnson county council in 1910 and had served in this office ever since.  Last May he led the democratic ticket in the primary election for his re-election.
          Surviving is the widow,  Mrs. Jennie Keay,  one son,  Charles Keay,  and one daughter,  Mrs. Mark Webb.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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