Sara Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Kerfoot) Keene

Sara Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Kerfoot) Keene (1868-1903) was born in Hardin County, KY to farmer Albien Kerfoot and Lucinda Daugherty. At the age of 22, Lizzie married Samuel Stonewall Keene on October 11, 1890, in Jeffersonville, IN. The couple started their lives together on F Street (Altwood Avenue) near 4th Street. Samuel worked various odd jobs: city collector, motorman, health officer, and janitor. Together the couple had three children: Charlotte, Roy, and Carl. On July 21, 1903, Lizzie died at the young age of 35 from septicemia likely due to complications from childbirth. Her son Carl had been born just four days prior to her death. Lizzie is buried at Eastern Cemetery, but no marker has been found. Samuel married Annie Mae Decker after Lizzie’s death. Samuel, Annie, and Carl are all buried in Eastern Cemetery as well. Photo is from Find A Grave user Kyle Fible-Epperson.