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Bradford McKeever

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Clio Bradford McKeever

"He was interested in his brothers and sisters, and was always encouraging them to study and learn. In everything, he set a good example."

Clio Bradford McKeever was born in Greenbrier County on October 23, 1893. After graduating from Concord State Normal School in 1911, he taught school in McDowell County for two years. During this time, he married Lilly Josephine Ericson. The
McKeever Family
in his favorite position, reading Shakespeare McKeever attended West Virginia University in the school year 1914-15, enrolling in the College of Agriculture. Over the next two years, he taught school in southern West Virginia.
On September 7, 1917, McKeever joined the Army. He was stationed at Camp Lee, Virginia until May 25, 1918, when he was sent to France with the American Expeditionary Forces. On November 8, only three days prior to the armistice, McKeever was killed by a bomb fragment. Service Record,
West Virginia Adjutant General's Office, Ar1836
Bradford McKeever The body of Private McKeever was initially interred in the Meuse- Argonne American Cemetery. A few years later, however, his remains were returned to the United States and a funeral service was held at Arlington National Cemetery on September 15, 1921.


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