Ady Royal McKeown

Born: 14 Oct 1883 in Muscatine County, Iowa
Died: Oct 1946
Buried: 3 Nov in ashes cast from McKeown Bridge on Cedar River

Father: Moses Parker McKeown
Mother: Rhonda Emiline Lord

Married: in Washington

Lena Pearl Haney

Born: June 1886 in (see note 5)
Died: 11 March 1927 in Seattle, King County, Washington (see note 6)

Father: David N. Haney
Mother: Martha Bosley

M Child 1: Lovell Parker McKeown
Born: 3 December 1909
Died: 29 May 1943

Notes for: Ady Royal McKeown


Accused of Shooting Dr. A. R. McKeown MUSCATINE, George Brown, 78, Conesville mayor, was charged with first degree murder Tuesday afternoon in the death of Dr. A. R. McKeown, 63, farm operator near Conesville. Deputy Sheriff L. G. Pace said McKeown told him in a statement before the retired physician was taken to a hospital that Brown had shot him. The information charging the mayor with murder was signed by Deputy Sheriff L. G. Pace. Brought before Justice of the Peace L. A. Crull, Brown waived preliminary hearing and was committed to the county jai without bond.

A short time earlier Sheriff Fred B. Nesper said he and an agent of the Iowa bureau of investigation were questioning Brown in connection with the death of the one-time Seattle Wash., physician whose brother served a term in the penitentiary for killing their mother.

Wounds Prove Fatal. Dr. McKeown died Tuesday morning in an Iowa City hospital of gunshot wounds in the back. The sheriff said the mayor admitted seeing the farm operator Monday, but denied any part in the incident. Following the death, State Agent Dwight Bender came here to assist in the investigation which the sheriff said was intensified immediately.

Dr. McKeown was shot in the back Monday, apparently by a shotgun, as he was rounding up cattle on his farm, about 18 miles west of Muscatine. The horse he was riding brought him to his home. Mrs. Stuart Conklin, a neighbor, noticed the horse and rider and called other neighbors who notified the sheriff's office. The doctor was rushed to the hospital by ambulance, after giving Deputy Sheriff Pace a statement. Sheriff Nesper said Brown owns a farm near the McKeown place.

Leaves Practice For Farm. Dr, McKeown attended the University of Iowa medical college three years and finished his studies in Denver in 1910, members of the family said. He served as a major in the medical corps in World War I. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Priscilla of Mt Pleasant; his father, M. P. McKeown of Conesville, and a brother, Albert, of Muscatine County. A son, Lovell, was killed in World War II.

His wife and mother are dead. The doctor's mother, Mrs. Rhoda Emma McKeown, then 82, was killed at Seattle in March, 1932, while on a visit at the home of another son, Dr. Albert G. McKeown, then 45, and a Seattle dentist. Her body was found in the basement of Albert's home. The dentist was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 12 to 25 years in prison. On the completion of his term he returned to Muscatine County, where his physician-brother already was residing. Since then both professional men have operated farms near each other in the Conesville vicinity. Council Bluffs (Iowa) Nonpareil - Wednesday, October 30, 1946.

Text from Ancestry member Mark Shaw's page.