No royalty, cowboys or ship's captains here - mostly farm families from Irish immigrants.

This website was researched and created by two descendants of Alexander McKeown and Rose Glasgow.
Linda Hedges – researcher, armchair historian. lkhedges (at)
Edna Hiltner – webmaster, graphic designer. edna.hiltner (at) gmail. com

This is a work in progress. Please send us photos, stories and corrections.

Explore this site by using the navigation bar above.
We have a more extensive database of genealogy on RootsWeb:
The descendants of John Glasgow McKeown and Annie Parker on Rootsweb (link opens new tab of Rootsweb site)

Sharon Cemetery

Cemetery pages

Old Stone Cemetery, southwest of Mediapolis

Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery, north of Mediapolis, Iowa

Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun, Iowa

Kossuth Cemetery, east of Mediapolis, Iowa

Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Iowa

Auntie Mac

You can use the the navigation bar to find Descendants of Alexander McKeown and Rose Glasgow 

Granddaughter of Alexander and Rose, Samantha McKeown, was known in the family as Auntie Mac. She was one of three members of the first graduating class of the Burlington hospital school of nursing in 1899.


Who is this guy?

Please help us add names to faces in our unidentified photo album. All of those photos came from one photo album: The McKeown - Parker - Sheilds album.


baby Chester

You can use the the navigation bar to find Chester Alan McKeown's Ancestors

Chester Alan McKeown (1898-1952) was a grandson of John G. and Annie (Parker) McKeown and a nephew of Samantha. He was born in Oklahoma and moved to Iowa as a young man.