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Dad would have turned 100 this August 4 (2020). For many years we hosted family get-togethers around Dad’s birthday. Due to the restrictions resulting from the Covid-19 Virus, we couldn’t physically gather. So we hosted a ZOOM virtual birthday party. We looked at photos of Dad and shared stories.
Here is a brief write up at the time of Dad’s (
Lela was 36 1925 Alma Keith 1925 Alma, Keith, Lela, Rev. E.G. circa 1926 Keith school 1926 Keith circa 1930 Alma, Kyle and Keith circa 1930 Alma, Kyle, Keith, Inez and E. G. Keith’s truck 1936 S. Portsmouth, KY. Vera,Kyle, Alma, Keith circa 1940 Vera, Rev. E.G. , Inez, Kyle, ? ?; (Back row) Keith, ?, ?, ?, Camilla (E.G.’s mom), Alma, Lyle circa 19408 caption 1938 Keith 9 Reader High, Wetzel Co. WV 1938 Keith, Reader, WV (Wetzel Co.) 1940 (1933 Chevrolet) owned by Keith in Boothsville, WV (Marion Co.) circa 1940 Keith Bailes I think this is dad and sister, Alma around 1940. Caption said: KeithGermany0ct09 022 Circa 1941 Keith graduated from Fairmont State Teachers College. circa 1942 Kyle, Vera, Inez, Alma, Rev.EG, Keith 1942 Keith Officer Training circa 1942 Vera, Keith, Eloyce. Westover, Morgantown, WV. circa 1943 Keith Army circa 1943 Keith (front right) Army Air Corps Band circa 1945 Keith 5th From Left Army Air Corps Tinian 462nd Bomb Group circa 1945 Keith Army Air Corps circa 1945 Keith Army Air Corps circa 1945 Keith (his Plymouth) and his dad, Rev. E.G. (and his Chevrolet). Avery, Near Morgantown, WV circa 1945 Keith’s Tent Army Air Corps Tinian circa 1945 Keith Army Air Corps 1945 Keith On Tinian (where the Enola Gay took off , Marianas Is.) 1945 Keith on Tianian 1945 Tinian 1945 Tinian Keith visits marine Gale Bales circa 1945 Bailes brothers circa 1946 Keith Bailes 1946 brothers Kyle and Keith Bailes 1946 Keith and Ruth DeHart Wed at her parents’ house in Davy, WV McDowell Co.) 1946 Spring. Keith at Pinnacle Rock, where he and Ruth began “going steady. circa 1947 Keith 1947 Keith Welch, WV, 1949 Bailes Christmas at the parsonage in Avery (Monongalia Co.) Lyle, Alma, Inea, EG, Ruth, Sharon, Keith, Vera 1949 Keith, Sharon, and Ruth. Avery Parsonage Morgantown, WV. Keith’s Fairmont High ring and Zippo lighter circa 1950, siblings Kyle, Vera, Keith and Alma at Alma’s home on East Grafton Rd. Fairmont, WV circa 1950 Maple Lake WV. circa 1950 Maple Lake, WV. 1950 Christmas Coat Maple Lake, WV 1953 Aug. Kyle and Pat’s wedding, Speedway, WV (Mercer Co.) ?, ?, Inez Bailes, Keith (best man), Kyle, Pastor?, Pat, ? Sandy, Vera, ?,? circa 1958, Keith, Ruth, Steve, Lynn, Sharon, at 201 S. Pershing Dr. Arlington, VA 1966 Keith and Jan, probably at Ulmer’s– a welder on the state line near Capon Bridge, WV 1968 July. Guy and Sallie DeHart, Ruth, Janand Keith Bailes and Mike, the Boston Terrier. “The farm” North River Mills, WV 1974. Front: Lynn, Jan, Keith Bailes. Back: Sharon, Steve, Matt, Guy, Doug, Sallie 1973. Bud Trader, Keith Bailes, Harold Trader, Kim, Jan, Hal, Marta (the Weimeriner). Tearing off the back porch and old kitchen, “the farm” North River Mills, WV 1974, Keith and Doug sharing Ice Cream Home place, North River Mills, WV 1975 Dan, Jan, Doug, Steve, Keith; Alan, Lynn, Siri, Ruth Sharon. 1976 Aug. 7 Wed Terry Lynn Ryan, Steve, Ruth and Keith at Spruce Street United Methodist Church, Morgantown, WV 1978 Keith Christmas, North River Mills, WV 1978 Keith and Heather at “the farm” 1979 April, Ruth, Heather, Terry, Doris and Jennie Ryan, Keith, Jan, Steve, Pat Ryant and Rev. Chong Park, Capon Bridge United Methodist Charge. 1979 Guy DeHart, Dan, Keith, Sharon, Craig Perry, Sallie, Matt Perry, Ruth circa 1975 Janet (w/ Tad and Taffy), Ruth, Keith and Deeja Dog at “the farm” From C C Hall 1980 July Guy, Craig, Matt, Dan and Keith Circa 1982, Ruth, Keith, Steve, Jan, Lynn, Sharon at the homeplace in North River Mills. Keith and Ruth at Niagra Falls 1983 July Keith Homeplace, North River Mills. 1983 July Keith, Homeplace, North River Mills. 1983 July Keith w/ gun and jug and Steph. Homeplace, North River Mills. circa 1984 Keith circa 1985 Steve, Heather, Stephanie, Janet, Terry Lynn; Ruth and Keith Homeplace North River Mills, from C C Hall. 1983 Keith and Ruth– Steve’s surprise 30th birthday party at their house. 1985 Christmas at homeplace Terry Lynn and Keith 1987 Janet, Ruth, Keith, Dave’s Deer From Charlie Hall 1989 Matt, Doug, Siri, Keith, Stephanie, Heather, Ruth and Craig. Homeplace, North River Mills. circa 1990 Kyle, Alma, Vera, Keith at Lyle and Alma Parsons 50th at U. Meth. Temple, Fairmont, WV. 1991 Fathers Day. Keith wanted a garbage can. At Steve and Terry’s. With Doris. 1991 Keith, Janet, Stephanie, Ruth and Dave. At Steve and Terry Lynn’s, North River Mills. 1991 Keith and Ruth Cake 45th Anniversary 1992 Keith, Heather, Ruth, Steve, Stephanie, Dave, Terry, Janet. circa 1992 Craig, Keith, Ruth, Heather, Stephanie, Siri, Marcia Lynn, Matt, Terry Lynn, Steve, Doug. 1992 Sept. Keith and Emily. (Heather, Stephanie and others Confirmation. 1993 Heather and Keith. 9th Gr. Capon Bridge Jr. High 1995 Alex Thomas, Keith and Kirstyn Elam 1995 Alex held by Keith and Ruth 1996 Alex, Jan, Kirstyn and Keith circa 1997 Keith and Alex. circa 1997 Keith and Alex. 1998 Bailes Reunion, homeplace, North River Mills. Kirstyn, Janet, Kim, Erin Aliquo, Eloyce, Don, Susan Snell, Terry Lynn, Stephanie, Caroline, Steve, Dave, Hal, Mark, Doug, Judy; Matt?, Keith, Rich, Kyle, Pat, Vera, Bud, Bob, Robin, Holly. 1999 Craig Graduation. Sharon, Ruth, Keith, Matt, and Tamika. 1999 June. Going-away.Taiwan.at the Miller.Inn, North River Mills. Keith, Francis, Lake Henderson, Ruby Giffin, Ruth, Terry, Andrew Thomas IV, Steve, Doris, Denise, Rev. Pat Kerr, Chelsea, Lloyd, Sandra, Stephanie, Peggy Chapman Miller, Heather. 1999 Keith fell in barn tearing his rotator cuff. Homeplace, North River Mills. 1999 Keith, Ruth, Miss Kitty N. River Mills, WV. 2000 May, Heather’s Graduation Syracuse. Terry Lynn, Stephanie, Steve, Heather, Doris, Francis, Ruth and Keith 2000 Christmas. Stephanie, Heather, Ruth, Keith, Terry Lynn. 2000 Kirstyn, Ruth, Keith and Alex 2000 family Christmas in our basement. Stephanie Bailes Brown, Heather, Ruth (Matai), Keith, Terry Lynn. 2001 Ruth and Keith Capon Bridge Unitred Methodist Directory 2002 Keith, Homeplace, North River Mills. 2003 Aug. Alex and Keith 4 Wheeler 2003 Aug. Diane and Keith (Pat And Kyle’s 50thAnniversary) 2003 Aug. Keith (Pat And Kyle 50th Anniversary) 2003 Aug. Keith (toastmaster) Pat And Kyle’s 50th Anniversary 2003 Grace Wells, (Buddy), Keith. “Up Yonder” Summersville, WV. Grace was wife of C. P. Wells, dad’s principal, mother of Jean Foster, livedfor a time in Romney 2003 July “Up Yonder” Summersville, WV. Keith and Boojer Eugene Bailes. 2003 Keith Bailes, Bill Ramsey “Up Yonder” Summersville, WV 2003 Keith and Buddy. Baling hay the year he died. 2003 Mary Ann Robinson and Keith atSteve’s 50th birthday 2003 Terry Lynn, Keith. “Up Yonder” Summersville, WV 2003 Foster-Hughes Reunion. Rev. Alan Donaldson, Keith, Sharon, Terry Lynn, Alan. “Up Yonder” Summersville, WV Keith’s grave Keith’s grave Keith’s grave on his farm in North River Mills
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