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James Trafton Keena

James Trafton Keena, American lawyer, banker. Served in the United States Navy 3 years.


  • Keena, James Trafton was born on November 19, 1850 in Ogdensburg, New York, United States. Son of John C. and Margaret (Trafton) Keena.

  • Education

    • Educated Christian Brothers College, Buffalo, New York, and special course University of Michigan.


    • Admitted to Michigan bar, 1874, and began practice with firm of Atkinson & Atkinson. Formed Trowbridge & Keena, later Keena & Lightner, now Keena, Lightner, Oxtoby & Hanley. Retired from practice 1914, upon being elected vice president Peoples State Bank.

      Elected president same bank, 1916, Chairman of the Board, 1919. Director and member Executive Committee Standard Accident Insurance Company. Director Standard Loan & Investment Company, Union Trust Company.


    Served in the United States Navy 3 years.


    • Married Henrietta M. Boyle, May 1874 (died 1904). Married second, Mabel Smith, May 1909.
    • father: John C. Keena
    • mother: Margaret (Trafton) Keena
    • spouses: Henrietta M. Boyle
    • Mabel Smith
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    Born November 19, 1850
    Died January 8, 1924
    (aged 73)