Rose Emery Sedgwick  [Thomas Sedgwick/ Albina Farrington]
b. December 11, 1864, [Stockton, San Joaquin], California3,4
d. January 22, 1956, Santa Clara County, California4
m. abt 1894, Edward Douglas Keith1

E Douglas Keith
California School
for the Deaf

Edward Douglas Keith  [Unknown Keith / Unknown Christie]4
b. May 31,1863, Scotland1,4
b. August 21, 1943, Santa Clara County, California4
immigrated to the US about 18851

Rose's great-grandfather John Farrington was a Revolutionary War veteran. She and her mother Albina Farrington Sedgwick were members of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Douglas Keith was secretary to the Superintendant of the California Institute for the Deaf and Blind in Berkeley, and in 1909 was himself elected superintendent. He held the position about two years. He apparently went from there to the "Industrial House for the Adult Blind," as at the 1920 census he was Superintendent of that institution.

Census records:

1870 CA San Joaquin, Stockton
1880 CA San Joaquin, Stockton
1900 CA Alameda, Berkeley
1910 CA Alameda, Berkeley
1920 CA Alameda, Berkeley
1930 CA Napa, Hot Springs Twp


Madeline F Keith
  b. August 8, 1895, California1,4
  d. April 13, 1986, Santa Clara County, California4
Rose S Keith
  b. September 1896, California1

Rose S Keith appears as Rose F in the 1930 census.

One Rose A Keith, born June 10 1896 in California, died December 13, 1976 in Marin County. Is it her?

Sources and notes:

1. Census records, any of those indicated.

3. Farrington Memorial [R929.2 F246]
Daniel Farrington, 1880, Southworth Brothers. Portland, Maine
available online at

4. California Death Index 1940-1997
an database

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