The Families of Adam Keith

Doctors, Lawyers, Reverends and such


Dr. Todd William Keith  [1882-1949]


Ancestry: Adam Keith1>Balthasar Keith2>Peter Keith3>Benjamin K. Keith4>Polser Washington Keith5>Adam Washington Keith6>Todd Washington Keith7

The History of West Virginia, Old and New Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc., Chicago and New York, Volume III, pg. 60


TODD W. KEITH, M. D., a physician and surgeon at Harrisville [WV], was born just forty years ago on a farm near that town and friends and acquaintances of his youth and manhood, have learned to appreciate his services and character either as a teacher or as a medical man.


He was born November 13, 1882, son of Adam and Elizabeth (Alkire) Keith, the former a native of Noble County, Ohio, and the latter of Ritchie County, West Virginia. Adam Keith grew up on a farm in Noble County, had a public school education, and after his marriage in Ritchie County settled on a farm two miles from Harrisville. They lived

there for a number of years and then sold and bought their farm a mile and a half north of Harrisville, where they are still living, active members of that community. They belong to the Methodist Protestant Church and the father is a democrat and Odd Fellow. There are six children in the family: Todd W., Clyde, a traveling salesman living at Point Pleasant; Roka, wife of Walter Curry, living near Harrisville; Wanda, wife of John Pointer; Jemima, wife of Wesley Taylor; and Emma.


Dr. Todd W. Keith spent his early life on the farm, and while there attended the common schools. He is a graduate of the State Normal School at Huntington, and in the meantime he had taught, and he continued teaching some time after completing the normal course. Doctor Keith finished his literary education by two years in West Virginia

University, and took his medical course at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, where he graduated M. D. in 1916. He began practice at Selbyville in Upshur County, but since June, 1920, has enjoyed a growing and successful practice at Harrisville. During the World war he volunteered his services in the Medical Corps, was commissioned a first lieutenant, and was stationed for duty at Camp Meade. He is a member of the County, State and American Medical Associations.


Doctor Keith married Delia Huldeman, a graduate of the Harrisville High School. Doctor and Mrs. Keith have one daughter, Lucile. They are members of the Methodist Protestant Church. He is a democrat, and is affiliated with the Rock Cave Lodge of Masons.


Note: Dr. Keith married second Mrs. Jessie Ankrom Johnson