9.1.3 Joseph (Frederick) KEEGAN 1870 – 1945

Joseph (Frederick) KEEGAN (9.1.3)


9.1.2 Frederick and Bessie KEEGAN Headstone, Akaroa Cemetery, Akaroa, New Zealand



29 January 1870 Manuka Tahi, New Zealand


Patrick Martin KEEGAN age 48 and Sarah DOBSON age 21




20 August 1871 St Peter’s Church, Akaroa, New Zealand

Known as


Birth of Siblings

Ellen (Nell or Nellie KEEGAN) 18 September 1872 when Fred was 2

Henry (Harry) KEEGAN 11 October 1873 when Fred was 3

Sarah Annie KEEGAN 1875 when Fred was 5

Christopher (Mick) Michael KEEGAN 1876 when Fred was 6

Helena Caroline KEEGAN 26 August 1879 when Fred was 9

Charles William KEEGAN July 1881 when Fred was 11


Harlock Academy for Boys

Death of Brother

Charles William KEEGAN died 4 September 1881 when Fred was 11

Birth of Siblings

Agnes Gertrude KEEGAN was born 25 June 1882 when Fred was 12

Arthur KEEGAN 1884 when Fred was 14

Jessie KEEGAN 1885 when Fred was 15

Death of Sisters

Sarah Annie KEEGAN died 1888 when Fred was 18

Jessie KEEGAN died 1893 when Fred was 23

Alice KEEGAN died 9 January 1897 when Fred was 26

Death of Father

Patrick Martin KEEGAN died 7 May 1897 aged 75 when Fred was 26



Farmer, Carrier.  Ran a carting business using bullock teams.  He reluctantly changed to horse drawn transport when the established tracks on the Peninsula begun to give way to metal roads.


Bessie KEAST 6 April 1898 East Belt Wesley Church, Akaroa, New Zealand


About Bessie KEAST

9.1.2:1 Bessie KEEGAN nee KEAST


Father:  Sam KEAST

Died:  25 February 1955 Akaroa, New Zealand




Reginald Cecil Frederick KEEGAN

Elsie Muriel KEEGAN 23 September 1899

Death of Sister

Helena Caroline KEEGAN died 22 February 1935 New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand when Fred was 65

Death of Mother

17. DOBSON, Sarah, Obituary, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LIII, Issue 5502, 14 June 1929

Death of Brother

Christopher (Mick) Michael KEEGAN died 1945 at Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand when Fred was 75


25 June 1945 Rue Jolie Street, Akaroa, New Zealand


27 June 1945 Church of England Cemetery, Akaroa, New Zealand


In loving memory of Frederick beloved husband of Bessie KEEGAN Died 25th June 1945.  Also Bessie beloved wife of above died 25th February 1955.  at Rest.






Elsie Muriel KEEGAN (




23 September 1899 Christchurch, New Zealand


31 March 1900


Joseph (Frederick) KEEGAN and Bessie KEAST


1978 at 259 Barrington Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, New Zealand


15 June 1992 St Anne’s Court Rest Home, Akaroa, New Zealand aged 92


16 June 1992 Akaroa Church of England Cemetery, New Zealand


In Loving Memory of Elsie Muriel KEEGAN Died 15 June 1992 aged 93.  Loved daughter of Frederick and Bessie KEEGAN.  Her singing and musical talents are sadly missed. KEEGAN, Elsie Muriel Headstone, Akaroa Cemetery, Akaroa, New Zealand






Reginald Cecil Frederick KEEGAN (





9.1.2  KEEGAN, Joseph (Frederick), New Zealand, Birth Index 1840 – 1950

9.1.2  KEEGAN, Frederick, New Zealand Marriage Index 1840 – 1937

9.1.2  Joseph Frederick KEEGAN, New Zealand Death Index 1848 – 1966

9.1.2  Joseph Frederick KEEGAN – Headstone Akaroa Church of England Cemetery, Akaroa, New Zealand  KEEGAN, Elsie Muriel, New Zealand, Birth Index 1840 – 1950  KEEGAN, Elsie Muriel, New Zealand, Electoral Rolls 1853 – 1981  KEEGAN, Elsie Muriel, Australia and New Zealand Find a Grave Index 1800s – Current  KEEGAN, Elsie Muriel, Headstone Akaroa Church of England Cemetery, Akaroa, Bank’s Peninsula, New Zealand