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Thomas McKeough[1, 2]

Male 1797 - 1874  (77 years)

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  • Name Thomas McKeough  [3
    Birth 1797  [3
    Gender Male 
    FamilySearch ID LDTW-V35 
    FamilySearch URL 
    Death 1874  [3
    Person ID I1846  Main
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2020 

    Father James McKeough,   b. Bef 1798   d. Aft 1832 (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Mother Mary Ryan   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1194  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Honora Phelan   d. Abt 1828 
    Marriage 1818  [4
     1. John McKeough,   b. Abt 1823   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. William McKeough,   b. 1 May 1824, Thurles, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Dec 1888, Bushy Park, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 64 years)
    Family ID F782  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2003 

    Family 2 Johanna Shanahan,   b. 1806   d. 1891 (Age 85 years) 
    Marriage 1829 
    Family ID F1193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2003 

  • Notes 
    • From: (Feb 2003)
      History 1847-2001

      About 1835, Thomas McKeough, having suffered "The misfortunes of business," returned to Ireland from Paris, Ontario where he had arrived about 1829. He left behind two young boys, John (age 12) and William (age 11) McKeough, who were apprenticed to Edward Jackson, a tinsmith in Hamilton. In 1847 they came to Chatham and established a hardware store on the north side of King Street, between Fifth & Sixth Streets, later moving to 156 King Street. In the 1880's, J. Franklin McKeough, William Mckeough's second son purchased the Dover Street foundry of Robert Parkinson and Son and the business moved there. In 1905 the business was incorporated as McKeough and Trotter Limited, and in 1943, the name was changed to McKeough Sons Company Limited. In 1974 Mark's Co. with branches in Hamilton and London were purchased. From the original hardware, the business went in a number of directions - manufacturers and suppliers of gasoline engines, boilers, saw mills, boats, motors, drilling rigs, drainage pumps, machine work, steel pipe, and steel warehousing. Today its business is wholesale plumbing, heating, HVAC and industrial supplies, serving southwestern Ontario with branches in Chatham, London and Hamilton, Brantford, and Waterloo. The kind of merchandise sold may have changed over 150 years. But one thing has not changed-THE CUSTOMERS COME FIRST.

  • Sources 
    1. [S628] McKeough Supply History.

    2. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (

    3. [S468] W. Darcy McKeough, Darcy McKeough, Letter dated Feb 28, 2003 to JSHJr. - Tree #1 McKeough.

    4. [S468] W. Darcy McKeough, Darcy McKeough, Letter dated Feb 28, 2003 to JSHJr. - Tree #1 McKeough, #5 Phelan.