Francis (Frank) KEEN
Frank was born at Charing Cross, London, England.
He married Mary Fieght (born at NSW, Aus in 1866). The date of marriage is not known.
They had one son & one daughter. It may appear that Mary died early as Frank remarried Ettie Atchison (born in 1886) in 1899, just 2 years after his son was born.
They had a daughter.
Frank started out as a labourer at Hunterville. He then became a hairdresser at Feilding then Foxton, moving to Levin around 1896. He then moved to Stratford and finished up at Te Aroha.
In Feb 1898 the building he occupied in Oxford St, Levin (as a billiard saloon, barber & tobacconist) was burnt down in a large fire that engulfed several buildings.