Robert Benjamin McKeeman

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27 Feb 1874 Born in Hoagland, Allen County, Madison Township, IN to David & Margaret (McConahey) McKeeman, Family Bible 1880 Allen County, Madison Twp, age 6 Taylor University, Upland, IN Indiana State Normal School, Marion, IN 1893-1895 Taught school in Hoagland, age 19-21 3 Oct 1894 Joined 3rd Presbyterian Church, age 20 1897 Graduated Fort Wayne Medical College, age 23 1897-1900 Practiced medicine in Monroe, Adams County, IN, age 23-26 5 Oct 1897 Married Susie May Hocker, daughter of the druggist in Monroe, 23 28 Nov 1898 Leland Stanford born, Monroe, IN, age 24 1900 Census, Adams County, Monroe Twp, IN age 26 24 Nov 1900 Physician application Allen County, IN, age 26 Allopathic 1900 Moved to Fort Wayne, IN 1900 Opened practice in Fort Wayne, IN 1901 Physician, 79 Broadway, home 533 Broadway, age 27 11 Jul 1901 Lillian Theodosia born, Fort Wayne, IN, age 27 24 Nov 1901 Stan and Doad baptized, 3rd Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, IN 1902 Office 1608 Calhoun, home 2103 Broadway hours 7-8 11-12 a.m., 28 13 Apr 1902 Elder, 3rd Presbyterian Church, Church Records 1903 City Directory phys 1600 Calhoun h 2103 Broadway, age 29 12 Jan 1904 Donald Harry Cook born, Fort Wayne, IN, age 30 1904 City Directory Phys. and Surgeon 1608 Calhoun, Tel 360 2020 Broadway Tel 6334 1904 Moved to 2020 Broadway 1905 City Directory Phys and Surgeon 1608 Calhoun, Office hours 10 to 11 a.m., 2 to 4 p.m. Tel 360 h 2020 Broadway Tel 6554, age 31 6 May 1906 Don baptized 3rd Presbyterian Church, age 32 1906 City Directory Physician, Office Hours 10-11 am and 2-4 pm 1608 Cal houn, Tel 560, h 2020 Broadway, Tel 6554, age 32 1907 City Directory same, age 33 18 Apr 1907 Ruth Beatrice born, Fort Wayne, IN, age 33 13 Oct 1907 Ruth baptized 3rd Presbyterian Church, age 33 1908 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Robert B Physician, Office, 34 Hours 10-11 am, 2-4 pm, 1608 Calhoun, Tel 560, h 2020 Broadway, Tel 6554 1910 Census, Fort Wayne, IN age 36 1910 Stan communicant 3rd Presbyterian 1910 Fort Wayne City Directory  phys 1608 Calhoun h 2022 Broadway 1911 Fort Wayne City Directory Office phys 133 E. Berry; h 2020 Broadway 1918 Office in home 2020 Broadway, age 44 1920 Soundex 2020 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN, age 45; Susie, 39; Stanford 21; Theodosia, 18; Donald, 16; Ruth, 12 Federal Census Same, age 46 1925 Built home at 724 Packard, office 302-6 Wayne Pharmacal, age 51 1928 Living in Fort Wayne when sister Ellen died, age 54 1935 Fort Wayne City Directory Robt B (Susie M) phys 347 W Berry, age 61 h 724 W Packard 4 Mar 1937 Died in Fort Wayne, buried at Lindenwood Cemetery, Family Bible, 63

CHILDREN OF ROBERT BENJAMIN MCKEEMAN & SUSIE MAY HOCKER MCKEEMAN 1.  LELAND STANFORD MCKEEMAN (28 Nov 1898 - 7 Oct 1963) m. Mary Grace Keenan 2.  LILLIAN THEODOSIA MCKEEMAN (11 Jul 1901 - 6 Jun 1988) m. James Boyd Hunter m. DeWitt Clinton Jones 3.  DONALD HARRY COOK MCKEEMAN (12 Jan 1904 - 4 Jul 1985) m. Eula Ruddell 4.  RUTH BEATRICE MCKEEMAN (18 Apr 1907 - 17 Feb 1994) m. Paul O'Neil Cottrell

Descendants of Robert Benjamin * MCKEEMAN Generation No. 1 1.  ROBERT BENJAMIN *4 MCKEEMAN  (DAVID CHARLES *3, WILLIAM *2, ARCHIBALD? *1) was born 27 February 1874 in Hoagland, Allen County,  Indiana, and died 04 March 1937 in Fort Wayne, Allen County,  Indiana.  He married SUSIE MAY * HOCKER 05 October 1897 in Decatur, Adams County, Indiana, daughter of JOSEPH HOCKER and JESTEENIA SUNIER. Children of ROBERT MCKEEMAN and SUSIE HOCKER are: i. LELAND STANFORD5 MCKEEMAN, b. 28 November 1898, Monroe, Adams County, Indiana; d. 07 October 1963, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Wayne Township, Indiana; m. MARY GRACE KEENAN, 27 December 1926, Cathedral, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. ii. LILLIAN THEODOSIA "DOAD" * MCKEEMAN, b. 11 July 1901, Fort Wayne, Allen County,  Indiana; d. 06 June 1988, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona; m. (1) JAMES BOYD * HUNTER, 01 November 1925, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana; m. (2) DEWITT CLINTON JONES, 06 July 1967, Atlanta, Georgia. iii. DONALD HARRY COOK MCKEEMAN, b. 12 January 1904, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Wayne Township, Indiana; d. 04 July 1985, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Wayne Township, Indiana; m. EULA RUDDELL, 11 June 1929, Sullivan, Indiana. iv. RUTH BEATRICE MCKEEMAN, b. 18 April 1907, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Wayne Township, Indiana; d. 17 February 1994, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana; m. PAUL O'NEIL COTTRELL, 24 February 1927, 3rd Presbyterian, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

Marion College 1893-1895 taught school in Hoagland Fort Wayne Medical College, graduated 1897 1897 practiced in Monroe 1900 moved to Fort Wayne Allen Co Medical Society Indiana State Medical Society The American Medical Society Presbyterian Republican Blue Star Lodge Mason, 32 degree Scottish Rite, Shrine

ALLEN COUNTY PHYSICIAN AND DENTIST APPLICATIONS           (age 26) Robert B. McKeeman 26 years old Hoagland, Indiana Fort Wayne, Indiana 24 November 1900 Allopathic Allen County, Indiana Will Book 3, Page 236

THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF FORT WAYNE INDIANA. Robert B. McKeeman, M.D. has found in his native county ample field for successful achievement in his exacting profession and has won secure place as a representative physician and surgeon in the city of Fort Wayne.  He was born near Hoagland, Allen county, on February 27, 1874, a son of David C. and Margaret (McConahey) McKeeman, natives of County Antrim, Ireland.  David C. Mckeeman was reared and educated in Ireland and came to America when a young man.  He remained for a time in the vicinity of Albany, New York, and then came to Indiana and purchased a farm near Hoagland, Allen county.  He became one of the prosperous exponents of agricultural and live-stock industry in this county and here he and his wife passed the residue of their lives--possessed of those sterling attributes of character that invariably beget popular confidence and respect.  Mr. McKeeman was a Republican in politics and both he and his wife were lifelong members of the Presbyterian church.  Of their children the first three--John, Catherine and Margaret--are deceased; Jennie is the wife of Henry Dauer, of Decatur, this state; Nancy is the wife of Robert Mercer, of Poe, Allen county; Belle and James are deceased; William, Alexander, Ella and David C. Jr., reside in Fort Wayne; and Dr. Robert B., of this review, is the youngest of the number.  Passing his childhood and early youth on the home farm, Doctor McKeeman made good use of the advantages of the public schools in the village of Hoagland and thereafter attended Taylor University, at Upland, this state, and the normal school at Marion.  After two years of successful service as a teacher in the schools of Allen county he was able to follow the course of his ambition and to enter the Fort Wayne Medical College, which is now an integral part of the medical department of the University of Indiana. In this institution he was graduated in 1897, and, after thus receiving his degree of Doctor of Medicine, engaged in practice at Monroe, Adams county, where he remained until 1900, since which time he has been engaged in practice in Fort Wayne, where he has developed a substantial and representative professional business.  The Doctor is identified with the Allen County Medical Society.  His political allegiance is given to the Republican party, he and his wife are members of the Third Presbyterian church of Fort Wayne, and in the time-honored Masonic fraternity he has received the thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite.  October 5, 1897, was made an eventful day in the life of Doctor McKeeman, since then was solemnized his marriage to Miss Susan M. Hocker, a daughter of Joseph and Jesteen Hocker, of Monroe, Adams county, and the four children of this union are L. Stanford, Lillian Theodosia, Donald H.C. and Ruth Beatrice.

A LIFE STORY Robert Benjamin McKeeman Written by Jane Anne Hunter Hodgson This twelfth child of David C. McKeeman and Margaret Ann McConahey McKeeman was born on February 27, 1874 in Hoagland, Madison Township, Allen County, Indiana.  His mother was 45 and his father 53 when he was born.  His dad lived only for two years after he was born.  The young Robert lived on the family farm near Hoagland and attended public school in Hoagland. Robert loved his studies and went on to attend Taylor University in Upland, Indiana and the Indiana State Normal School in Marion, Indiana.  He taught school in his native county from 1892 to 1894.  In 1894 he enrolled in the Fort Wayne Medical College, graduating in 1897.  There were 15 or 16 students in his medical class. Robert first established a practice in Monroe in Adams County, Indiana.  It was in Monroe that he met Susie May Hocker, born May 13, 1880, the daughter of the local druggist.  The two were married on October 5, 1897 at the home of Ed and Maggie Coffee in Decatur, Indiana.  He was 22 and she was 16 at the time. They lived in Monroe in a cottage behind her father's drugstore.  The first child, Leland Stanford McKeeman, was born on November 28, 1898.  This firstborn went on to become a medical doctor like his father. The young couple moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1900 where Dr. McKeeman hung out his first shingle at 1608 Calhoun Street.  Lillian Theodosia was born on July 11, 1901.  The family lived on Creighton Avenue near Fox for a short time but had moved to Broadway near the railroad by the time their daughter was born.  They built a home at 2020 Broadway and the young doctor operated his office out of the home with the able assistance of his young wife. On January 12, 1904 a second son was born, Donald Harry Cook McKeeman, who also later became a medical doctor and practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Fort Wayne.  The family attended the Third Presbyterian Church at the corner of Creighton and DeWald Streets along with many of the other families of the McKeeman clan. Ruth Beatrice was born on April 18, 1907 and the family had been completed. Dr. McKeeman was a member of the Scottish Rite, a 32nd degree Mason, and a Republican.  He belonged to the American Medical Association, the Indiana State Medical Society, the Fort Wayne Academy of Medicine and he was the vice-president of the Fort Wayne Medical Society. The children attended Minor School and the Fort Wayne High School.  The family spent the summers at Clear Lake. In 1921 the family built a new house at 721 Packard Avenue.  At that time the doctor moved his office into the Wayne Pharacal Building at the corner of Berry and Ewing. The first child to marry was Lillian Theodosia, "Doad."  She married James Boyd Hunter on November 1, 1925 at the Third Presbyterian Church by Rev. H.B. Hostetter.  Their first three children were born at Lutheran Hospital: Donald James Hunter was born December 19, 1926; Maurice Edward Hunter was born October 25, 1930; and Joseph Richard Hunter was born November 26, 1931.  This youngest son died February 21, 1936 of scarlet fever and the other two brothers barely survived.  The fourth child, Jane Anne Hunter, was born June 8, 1943. In 1927 Robert and Susie took a trip to California.  They left Doad and Jim in charge of the household.  While they were away, much to the dismay of the older sister, Ruth Beatrice eloped and married Paul O'Neill Cottrell at the parsonage of the Third Presbyterian Church by Dr. James L. Chestnut.  Jim, being a practical jokester, locked the couple in the bedroom all night long.  The parents must have been surprised at all of the commotion upon returning from their trip.  Ruth and Paul had one son, Robert Franklin Cottrell who attended Indiana University Medical School and became an anesthesiologist in Fort Wayne. Paul worked for the A&P Groceries in Toledo, Ohio and returned to Indiana to own a grocery store at Lake George.  When the family returned to Fort Wayne he was a business real estate broker. When the sons (Stan and Don) grew up they were sent off to medical school at Indiana University in Indianapolis.  On November 20, 1927 Leland Stanford married Mary Grace Keenan at the Cathedral in Fort Wayne with Father Conroy officiating.  This physician practiced medicine in Fort Wayne and had three children: Grace Joan was born on November 20, 1927; Mary Ellen was born on September 18, 1935; and Leland Stanford, Jr. was born                       . Donald met a student nurse name Eula Ruddell from Sullivan, Indiana.  They were married on June 11, 1929 in Sullivan, Indiana by Rev. Courts the pastor of the Christian Church.  They came back to Fort Wayne where he practiced medicine.  Their first daughter, Marilyn was born in 1932.  A second daughter, Ann, was born November 20, 1935 and only lived for two days.  Their third daughter, Charlotte Sue, was born on October 22, 1938 at Lutheran Hospital. After a complicated delivery she was found to have heart defects and mental retardation.  The couple devoted their lives to raising Susie and she preceded them in death. Robert saw two grandchildren die in 1935 and 1936.  He conducted the practice of medicine until a few days before his death from influenza on March 4, 1937 at age 63 years and 5 days.  Funeral services were conducted at the family residence by Rev. William N. Vincent of the Third Presbyterian Church with only the family and members of the Fort Wayne Medical Society attending. Burial was at Lindenwood Cemetery with pallbearers: Dr. Herbert N. Senseny, Dr. Lynn W. Elston, Dr. E.M. VanBuskirk, Dr. Philip S. Titus, Dr. Edward H. Schlegel and Dr. M.B. Catlett. Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman was an honored and respected member of the Fort Wayne Medical Society, a man noted for his honesty, integrity and fair dealings with his patients, his colleagues and people at large, and, Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman typified the ideal family physician who has played such a great role in the development of our American domestic and social life, and, Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman in his devotion to his patents spared no effort or sacrifice on his part, and, Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman always displayed the keenest interest in the progress of medicine, and, Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman was an outstanding member and vice-president of the Fort Wayne Medical Society, Be It Resolved, That the Fort Wayne Medical Society record its most profound sorrow at the irreparable loss it has sustained, that it express its deepest sympathy to the bereaved family, that these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of the society, and that a copy thereof be forwarded to the bereaved widow. Robert's brothers William, David and Alex, and his sister, Nancy, survived him.  Susie May survived until May 7, 1962 when she died with a heart attack and was buried alongside her husband at Lindenwood Cemetery.

THE 1979 HISTORY OF ADAMS COUNTY, INDIANA. Robert B. McKeeman, M.D., was born at Hoagland, Ind. the son of David C. and Margaret (McConahey) McKeeman.  He attended the local schools in and around Hoagland until 1891.  At that time he attended Taylor University located at Upland, Ind.  In 1892, he attended Marion College at Marion.  From 1893 until 1895, he taught school in Hoagland and in 1895, he entered the Fort Wayne Medical College, graduating in 1897. After completing medical school, he moved to Monroe, to begin the practice of medicine.  At Monroe he met Miss Susie May Hocker, and in 1897 they were married.  The parents of Susie Hocker were Joseph and Justine Hocker.  Joseph Hocker was the druggist in Monroe.  In 1900, Dr. McKeeman left Monroe and moved to Fort Wayne. Dr. and Mrs. McKeeman were the parents of four children: L. Stanford, Theodosia, Donald and Ruth. His two sons followed in the medical profession, both graduating from the Indiana University Medical School, one in 1924 and one in 1929. Dr. Robert McKeeman was a member of the Allen Co. Medical Society, the Tri-State Society of Medicine, the Indiana State Medical Society, and The American Medical Society.  He was a lifetime member of the Presbyterian church. In politics, he was a Republican.  He was a Blue Lodge Mason, 32nd degree Scottish Rite, and a member of the Shrine organization. Dr. McKeeman died in 1937, and was buried in Lindenwood cemetery at Fort Wayne. His wife, Susan, died in 1962, and is also buried at Lindenwood cemetery.

HISTORY OF THE MAUMEE RIVER BASIN. Among the native sons of Allen county who have here attained gratifying recognition and success in the medical profession is the subject of this review, who is one of the representative physicians and surgeons of the younger generation in the city of Fort Wayne, where he has his office at 1608 Calhoun street, and his residence at 2020 Broadway. Dr. McKeeman was born in the village of Hoagland, Madison township, this county, on the 27th of February, 1874, and is a son of David C. and Margaret A. (McConnaha) McKeeman, both of whom were born in Ireland, whence they came to America with their respective parents when children.  The father followed the vocation of farmer until the time of his death, in 1876. His widow survived him by many years, her death occurring in 1894. They became the parents of twelve children, of whom eight are living. Dr. McKeeman secured his preliminary educational discipline in the public schools of Madison township, after which he availed himself of the advantages afforded in Taylor University, in Fort Wayne, and the Indiana State Normal School at Marion, after leaving which latter institution he devoted his attention to teaching in the schools of his native county for a period of two years, meeting with marked success in his pedagogic labors but utilizing this profession simply as a means to an end, as he had decided to adopt the calling to which he is now devoted.  In 1894 he was matriculated in the Fort Wayne College of Medicine, in which well equipped institution he completed the prescribed courses in medicine and surgery, being graduated as a member of the class of 1897 and receiving his degree of Doctor of Medicine.  In view of his standing in his profession it is pleasing to revert to the fact that he is not only a native of Allen county but also, that he received his technical training in a local institution. Immediately after his graduation the Doctor opened an office in Monroe, Adams county, and while he was necessarily called upon to serve the customary novitiate in his profession it was not unduly prolonged, and his success and prestige have been cumulative in character, so that he stands well to the front among the able, popular and successful young physicians of his native county, giving his attention to general practice. He remained in practice in Monroe until 1900, when he located in Fort Wayne, where he has since followed the work of his profession.  he is a close and appreciative student, being duly conservative in his attitude but ever standing ready to avail himself of those agencies and advanced methods which meet the approval of his judgment.  He is an affiliate of the American Medical Association, the Indiana State Medical Society, the Fort Wayne Medical Society and the Fort Wayne Academy of Medicine, and he finds time and opportunity to avail himself of the advantages of each.  Though never active in the realm of practical politics, the Doctor is a stalwart supporter of the cause of the Republican party and he is essentially progressive and public-spirited as a citizen. On the 5th of October, 1897, Dr. McKeeman was united in marriage to Miss Susie May Hocker, of Monroeville, and they have three children, Leland Stanford, Lillian Theodosia and Donald Harry Cook.

MARYELLEN HOWER'S BOOK: Robert Benjamin born 27 Feb 1874 Hoagland, Ind. Married 5 Oct 1897 Susie May Hocker born 13 May 1880 Died 4 Mar 1937 buried Lindenwood Cemetery, Ft. Wayne Ind Children: Leland Stanford born 28 Nov 1898 Lillian Theodosia born 11 July 1901 Donald H.C. born 12 Jan 1904 Ruth Beatrice born 18 April 1907 The next page is a copy of an Allen County History, on Dr. Robert McKeeman, his education and background.

CITIZENS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION ALLEN CO IN L.S. MCKEEMAN, PHYSICIAN 302 Wayne Pharmacal Building, Ft. Wayne, Indiana L(eland) S(tanford) McKeeman, b. at Monroe, Adams Co., Ind., Nov. 28, 1898; s. of Dr. Robert Benjamin and Susan Mae (Hocker) McKeeman. Dr. Robert Benjamin McKeeman, b. in Madison Twp., Allen Co., Ind., in 1874. His parnets, David C. and Margaret (McConahey) McKeeman, came, with two children, from County Antrim, Ireland, to America, and settled on a farm near Hoagland, Madison Twp., Allen Co., Ind.  David C. McKeeman was a Republican, and both he and his wife were lifelong members of the Presbyn. Ch.  They were the parents of 12 children, of whom 10 were born in America.  Dr. Robert Benjamin McKeeman was the youngest child.  He graduated from the Ft. Wayne Medical Coll, with an M.D. deg., in 1897, and began the practice of medicine at Monroe, Ind., where he remained 2 years.  He then came to Ft. Wayne, where he conducted a general practice of his profession until his death, which occurred in 1937.  He was a staff mem. of the Lutheran Hosp., and the Methodist Episcopal Hosp.  He was a Republican, and a mem. of the following: Blue Lodge, F. and A.M., Consistory (32nd deg.), and Shrine; American Med. Assn.; Ind. State Med. Assn.; Ft. Wayne (Allen County) Med. Soc.; and Third Presbyn. Ch., of Ft. Wayne.  On Oct. 5, 1897, he married Susan Mae Hocker, who was b. at Monroe, Ind., in 1881.  Her parents, Joseph and Justine Hocker, are decd. Joseph Hocker was a druggist at Monn 12 Jan 1904 Ruth Beatrice born 18 April 1907 The next page is a copy of an Allen County History, on Dr. Robert McKeeman, his education and background.

1880 FEDERAL CENSUS 1880 Census Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana Margaret McKeeman F 45 Head House Ireland Margaret          F 23 D          NY IRE IRE Jennie            F 21 D School   NY IRE IRE James             M 17 S Farm     IN IRE IRE Wm.               M 15 S Farm     IN IRE IRE Isabelle          F 13 D Home     IN IRE IRE Alexander         M 12 S Farm     IN IRE IRE Eliza E.          F 10 D Home     IN IRE IRE David C.          M  8 S          IN IRE IRE Robert B.         M  6 S          IN IRE IRE            (age 6) Stephan McConaha  M 25   Laborer  OH IRE OH

1900 FEDERAL CENSUS ADAMS COUNTY, MONROE, INDIANA McKeeman, Robert B Head W M Feb 1874 26 M 2 IN IRE IRE Physician Y Y Y Susie M Wife W F  May 1880  20 M 2 1 1 IN OH IN Y Y Y Leland S.  W M Nov 1898 1 S IN IN IN

1910 FEDERAL CENSUS 1910 Federal Census Indiana, Allen County, Wayne Township, p.790 McKeeman, Robert     36 M Physician IN IRE IRE (age 36) Susie M.   29 F           IN OH  IN Stanford   11 M           IN IN  IN Theodosia   8 F           IN IN  IN Donald      6 M           IN IN  IN Ruth        2 F           IN IN  IN

1920 SOUNDEX 1920 Soundex IN M255                            (age 46) McKeeman, Robert B. Vol. 5, E.D. 56, Sheet 17, Line 58 Color W, Age 45, Birthplace IN Allen Fort Wayne Broadway 2020 McKeeman, Susie W 39 IN Stanford          21 IN Theodosia         18 IN Donald            16 IN Ruth              12 IN

1920 FEDERAL CENSUS 1920 Federal Census Fort Wayne, Allen County, IN 2020 Broadway MCKEEMAN, Robert B. Head 45 IN IRE IRE Doctor General Medicine   (age 45) Susie  Wife 39 IN OH IN Stanford Son 21 IN IN IN Theodosia Dtr 18 IN IN IN Donald    Son 16 IN IN IN Ruth      Dtr 12 IN IN IN

OBITUARY NEWS SENTINEL, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA DR. R.B. MCKEEMAN FUNERAL SATURDAY Medical Society Members to Be Pallbearers in Private Services Final tribute to Dr. R.B. McKeeman, aged 63, well-known physician who died of pneumonia Thursday, will be paid at private funeral services Saturday at 2 p.m. at the family residence, 724 Packard Avenue.  The Rev. William N. Vincent, pastor of Third Presbyterian Church, will officiate.  Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Only the family and members of the Fort Wayne Medical Society will attend the funeral.  Pallbearers will be the following members of the Medical Society: Dr. Herbert M. Senseny, president; Dr. Lynn W. Elston, Dr. E.M. VanBuskirk, Dr. Phillip S. Titus, Dr. Edward H. Schlegel and Dr. M.B. Catlett. The body may be viewed at Klaehn & Sons' Funeral Home until 10 a.m. Saturday at which time it will be removed to the residence. Medical Society Pays Tribute The Fort Wayne Medical Society paid tribute to the memory of Dr. McKeeman at a special meeting Thursday afternoon at the Chamber of Commerce.  A committee comprising Dr. B.M. Edlavitch, chairman, Dr. Catlett, Dr. Jay F. Havice and Dr. Schlegel drew up the following resolution: Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman was an honored and respected member of the Fort Wayne Medical Society, a man noted for his honesty, integrity and fair dealings with his patients, his colleagues and people at large, and, Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman typified the ideal family physician who has played such a great role in the development of our American domestic and social life, and, Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman in his devotion to his patients spared no effort or sacrifice on his part, and, Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman always displayed the keenest interest in the progress of medicine, and, Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman was an outstanding member and vice-president of the Fort Wayne Medical Society, Be It Resolved, That the Fort Wayne Medical Society record its most profound sorrow at the irreparable loss it has sustained, that it express its deepest sympathy to the bereaved family, that these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of the society, and that a copy thereof be forwarded to the bereaved widow."

JOURNAL GAZETTE, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA PHYSICIAN VICTIM OF PNEUMONIA DR. R.B. MCKEEMAN, AGED 63, DIES AT HOME AFTER SHORT ILLNESS. DEATH BRINGS END TO ACTIVE CAREER Began Practice Here in 1900; Medical Society Calls Special Meeting. Dr. R.B. McKeeman, aged 63, vice-president of the Fort Wayne Medical Society and prominent in medical circles here for 35 years, died of pneumonia at 11:15

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