Ruth Mary KEEN

Female 1927 - 1985  (58 years)


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  • Name Ruth Mary KEEN 
    Born 11 Feb 1927  Chale, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Baptised 17 Apr 1927  Chale, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Female 
    Died 24 Sep 1985  Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • 1939 Register: 4 Church Place, Chale, Ventnor, Isle of Wight
      Ref: RG101/2657D/005/44
      Joseph H F Keen 02 Jul 1898 Male Farm Tractor Driver Married 67 1
      Annie E Keen 14 Feb 1903 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 67 2
      Ruth M Downer (Keen) 11 Feb 1927 Female At School Single 67 3
    Person ID I185  Baker Family Tree
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2016 

    Father Joseph Harold Frederick (Harold) KEEN,   b. 2 Jul 1898, Laverstoke, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1988, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Annie Elizabeth (Nancy) CHIVERTON,   b. 14 Feb 1903, Kingston, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1968, Newport, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1926  St Andrew, Chale, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F142  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert George DOWNER,   b. 23 Feb 1923, Northwood, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 2003, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1945  Chale, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Notes 
    • The marriage took place at the Parish Church (Chale) on Wednesday week of Paratrooper Robert G Downer (1st Airborne Division), only son [sic] of Mrs and the late Mr F Downer, of Albany Road Newport, and Miss Ruth Mary Keen, only daughter of Mr and Mrs H Keen, of Scawind, Chale. The bridgegroom took part in the Arnhem landing. The Rev C Sinclair officiated. Miss Orr, at the organ, accompanied the singing of the hymns "Lead us, Heavenly Father", and "Thine for Ever". The bride was dressed in white silk, with wreath of orange blossom, and carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums. The bridesmaid, Miss Molly Downer (sister of the bridegroom), was dressed in yellow taffeta, with golden headdress, carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums and pink asters, and wore a signet ring (the gift of the bridegroom). The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a gold wristlet watch, and the bride's gift to the briegroom a signet ring. The best man was Able Seaman F Downer. About 30 guests attended the reception, and among the many presents was a cheque from Messrs Truscotts, where the bride had been employed. The honeymoon is being spent at Ampthill, Bedfordshire. The bride travelled in a dress of lupin blue, with fawn jigger coat and accessories to match (Report in County Press, Sep 12, 1945)
    Children 
    +1. M.A. DOWNER
    +2. M.J. DOWNER
     3. R.A. DOWNER
     4. A. DOWNER
    Family ID F143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Feb 1927 - Chale, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 17 Apr 1927 - Chale, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Sep 1945 - Chale, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Sep 1985 - Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Walker Family Bible.

    2. [S41] Marilyn Cousins - Personal Information, Marilyn Cousins nee Downer.
      Marilyn added palce of birth not previously known

    3. [S142] IOW FHS Searchable Registered Births Index, Isle Of Wight Family History Society, (http://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/bmd_1/births/bmd_b_search.html), G41/E55, 1927.
      Godshill district; Ruth Mary Keen; other surname = Cheverton

    4. [S396] The 1939 National Register, (FindMyPast), 2 Jul 2016.
      1939 Register: 4 Church Place, Chale, Ventnor, Isle of Wight
      Ref: RG101/2657D/005/44
      Ruth M Downer (Keen) 11 Feb 1927 Female At School Single 67 3

    5. [S41] Marilyn Cousins - Personal Information, Marilyn Cousins nee Downer.
      Christened at Chale Parish Church

    6. [S41] Marilyn Cousins - Personal Information, Marilyn Cousins nee Downer.
      Died at Shanklin Cottage Hospital

    7. [S5] Walker Family Bible.
      Married at St Andrews Church, Chale

    8. [S41] Marilyn Cousins - Personal Information, Marilyn Cousins nee Downer.
      Marilyn added place to date already known from Family Bible

    9. [S140] IOW FHS Searchable Registered Marriage Index, Isle Of Wight Family History Society, (http://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/bmd_1/marriages/bmd_m_search.html), COE13.1/298.
      St Andrew, Chale