Carolyn Jean Keast1

F, #42402, b. 31 August 1919, d. 10 March 1997
Father*Perce Marwood Keast1,2,3,4 b. 23 Nov 1888, d. 14 Apr 1978
Mother*Helen Gertrude Dusher1,2,3 b. 24 Oct 1895, d. 6 Jul 1978
Relationship4th cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited5 Jan 2021
Jean Gridley née Keast
     She was born on 31 August 1919 at DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA.1,5,3,6 Jean Keast and Donald Gridley were engaged before 23 August 1947.7
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
The Maid of Honour and Best Man were Bronson Gridley.8

     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
The Maid of Honour and Best Man were Mrs. Rae Keast. His parent(s) were listed as Valentine H. Bauer. Her parent(s) were listed as Perce M. Keast and Mrs. Perce M. Keast.4
Jean married Donald Bruce Gridley on 8 November 1947 at First Congregational Church, Elmhurst, du Page County, Illinois, USA.7,4
     She died on 10 March 1997 at age 77.1

Census Data

     Caroline J. appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois in the household of her parents, Percy M. Keast and Helen G. Keast.9

Caroline J. appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Elmhurst, du Page County, Illinois in the household of her parents, Percy M. Keast and Helen G. Keast.3
     She also went by the name of Jean Keast.2 Jean Keast, of Elmhurst, the groom's siser,was listed as a bridesmaid in the marriage of Rae Keast and Mary Alice Hart on 21 August 1938.10
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Chicago, Illinois Chicago Tribune 23 August 1947 :
Jean Keast's Betrothal to Donald Gridley Told
     Mr. and Mrs. Perce Keast of Elm-hurst announced the engagement of their daughter. Jean, to Donald Gridley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Bauer of Wilmette, at a recent party. Miss Keast is a graduate of Lawrence college. Mr. Gridley was graduated from Northwestern. He served in the navy as a lieutenant j. g. for three years and is now in business in Chicago. The wedding will take place Nov. 8.7

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Chicago, Illinois Chicago Tribune 8 November 1947 :
Gridley-Keast
     Miss Jean Keast and Donald Bruce Gridley will exchange wedding vows in a candlelight ceremony at 7:30 o'clock this evening in the First Congregational church in Elmhurst, with a reception afterward in the Nineteenth Century club in Oak Park. Mrs. Rea Keast, sister-in-law of the bride, will be matron of honor, and Bronson Gridley will be his brother's best man.
     Out of town guests here for the wedding include the bride's grandmother, Mrs. William Keast of De Kalb; her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Keast of Gibson City. 111., and the bridegroom's cousin. Garrin Gridley, and his wife of Washington, D. C.
     After a wedding trip to Gulfport, Miss., Mr. Gridley and his bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Perce M. Keast of Elmhurst, will live in Chicago. Mr. Gridley is the son of the Valentine H. Bauers of Wilmette.4
Jean Gridley was associated with Donald Bruce Gridley electetd President of Aspen Systems Corporation on 26 September 1974 at Maryland, USA.11
     In the obituary of Perce M. Keast who died 14 April 1978, his daughter, Jean Gridley of Short Hills, New Jersey, was listed as a survivor.12 She was the informant on the death registration of her mother, Helen Gertrude Dusher who died on 6 July 1978.2
     In the obituary of Donald B. Gridley who died 28 June 1987, his wife, the former Jean Keast of Morris Turnpike and New York City, was listed as a survivor.13

Family

Donald Bruce Gridley b. 19 Jul 1922, d. 28 Jun 1987
EngagementShe and Donald Gridley were engaged before 23 August 1947.7 
MarWitNews*
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
The Maid of Honour and Best Man were Bronson Gridley.8
 
MarWitNews
     Following is other information from a newspaper article about their wedding:
The Maid of Honour and Best Man were Mrs. Rae Keast. His parent(s) were listed as Valentine H. Bauer. Her parent(s) were listed as Perce M. Keast and Mrs. Perce M. Keast.4
 
Marriage* Jean married Donald Bruce Gridley on 8 November 1947 at First Congregational Church, Elmhurst, du Page County, Illinois, USA.7,4 

Citations

  1. [S283] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (United States: Social Security Administration), Name: Carolyn Jean Gridley née Keast. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Social Security Applications.
  2. [S11038] Helen Gertrude Keast née Dusher, Death Certificate 57246 (10 Jul 1978), Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas, USA, Helen Gertrude Keast, Date of Death: 06 Jul 1978, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA; Certificate No:57246. Hereinafter cited as Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982.
  3. [S11101] Percy M. Keast household, 8 Apr 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Addison, DuPage, Illinoisw; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 02, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  4. [S11111] Gridley-Keast, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, 08 Nov 1947, Page 14, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Gridley-Keast. Hereinafter cited as Chicago Tribune.
  5. [S4122] DeKalb County, Illinois Births, 1831-1937, online DeKalb County, Illinois Births, 1831-1937, Carolyn J Keast; Born: 31 Aug 1919, Dekalb County, Illinois. Hereinafter cited as DeKalb County, Illinois Births, 1831-1937.
  6. [S11109] Percy M. Keast household, 02 Jan 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Ward 1, DeKalb, DeKalb, Illinois; Page: 1A; Family: 4; Enumeration District: 35, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T625_303, 4 months old in 1920 census, enumerated effective Jan 1, 1920.
  7. [S11110] Jean Keast's Betrothal to Donald Gridley Told, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, 23 Aug 1947, Page 13, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Engagement: Keast - Gridley. Hereinafter cited as Chicago Tribune.
  8. [S11112] Donald Gridley and Jean Keast to Wed Nov. 8, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, 20 Oct 1947, Page 35, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Upcoming wedding: Gridley-Keast. Hereinafter cited as Chicago Tribune.
  9. [S11109] 02 Jan 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Ward 1, DeKalb, DeKalb, Illinois; Page: 1A; Family: 4; Enumeration District: 35.
  10. [S11126] Society News, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, Illinois, 29 Aug 1938, Page 5, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Keast-Hart. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  11. [S11114] Book Firm Elects Gridley President, The Item of Millburn and Short Hills, Millburn, New Jersey, 26 Sep 1974, Page 22, columns 7 to 9 viewed at Newspapers.com, Donald B. Gridley, President of Aspen Systems Corp. Hereinafter cited as The Item of Millburn and Short Hills.
  12. [S11113] Unknown article title, Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas, 16 Apr 1978, Page 16, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Death: Perce M. KEAST (Aged 89). Hereinafter cited as Austin American-Statesman.
  13. [S11115] Mr. Gridley, The Item of Millburn and Short Hills, Millburn, New Jersey, 02 Jul 1987, Page 7, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Donald B. Gridley (Aged 64). Hereinafter cited as The Item of Millburn and Short Hills.