|As a Sapper Keary's Regimental Pay per Diem
would have been 1s. 2 1/2d. plus Working Pay per Diem of 1s.
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
left the R.E. but before his death in 1871. The original card is
owned by the family.
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.