James Keary

As a Sapper Keary's Regimental Pay per Diem would have been 1s. 2 1/2d. plus Working Pay per Diem of 1s. to 4s.

Born circa 1826?

The above is a scan of one of James Keary's original business cards.  We aren't sure exactly when it was printed but can say for certain that is was after Keary left the R.E. but before his death in 1871.  The original card is owned by the family.

Died 1871

  •   Military grant of 150 acres, Lot 4, Group 3, New Westminster District,

  • was Crown granted to St. Mary's Mission, Aug 3, 1874. 

A stonemason, Keary died in New Westminster Dec 1871 as the result of an accident, leaving his wife and 3 children.  His son, William Holland Keary, a printer, was mayor of New Westminster for 8 years, manager of the Royal Agricultural and Industrial Society of New Westminster, and hon. secretary of the General Hospital for 30 years.  His daughter married G. W. De Beck, father of Edward K. DeBeck, for many years Clerk of the House.