Agnes Susan Charlton Kable (1866 – 1960)

Agnes was born in Burnett on 31/01/1866.

She married in QLD on 16/02/1888 to Frederick Keen.

Frederick was born in 1857 in Kent and baptised on 20/04/1857 in St. John, Liscard, Cheshire, England. He arrived in Sydney, Australia on 21/02/1879 on the “Gauntler” as a purser.

They had the following children:

  • William Hamilton Keen (1889 – 1977)

  • Mildred Emily Keen (1891 – 1892)

  • Allan Keith Keen (1893 – 1903)

  • Noel Cooper Keen (1895 – 1934)

  • Frederick Henry Keen (1897 – 1965)

  • Ralph Keen (1899 – 1899)

  • Sydney Douglas Keen (1902 – 1913)

  • Malcolm Royal Keen (1906 – 1988)

Frederick died in Mirani on 29/08/1954.
Agnes died on 12/09/1960 in Mirani.
Both are buried at Mount Bassett Cemetery, Mackay.

William Hamilton Keen (1889 – 1977)

William was born in Eton QLD on 07/12/1889.

He married to Gertrude Mary Reardon in Mackay on 03/02/1926.
Gertrude was born on 12/06/1894 in Townsville.

Getrude died on 15/05/1976 in Mirani QLD.
William died on 09/01/1977 in Mirani QLD.
Both are buried at Mount Bassett Cemetery, Mackay.

Mildred Emily Keen (1891 – 1892)

Mildred was born in Mackay QLD on 30/06/1891.

She died in Mackay on 15/03/1892.

Allan Keith Keen (1893 – 1903)

Allan was born on 17/01/1893 in Mackay.

He died in Mackay on 18/03/1903.

Frederick Henry Keen (1897 – 1965)

Frederick was born in 06/09/1897 in Mackay.

He married to Isabel Clare Joan Mclean on 16/12/1929.
Isabel was born on 05/09/1909 in Mackay.

They had 1 son:

  • Rex Kable Keen (1930 – 1976)

Frederick died on 17/11/1965 in Mackay.

Rex Kable Keen (1930 – 1976)

Rex was born in Mackay on 18/03/1930.
He was killed on 14/08/1976 in Lennons Plaza Hotel in Brisbane.

Rex Keen (left) and a police sketch of the man believed to have killed him (right).

Nine News 17 June 2019

Detectives believe they’re closing in on a man who has got away with a brutal murder for more than four decades.
Bowen man Rex Kable Keen was bludgeoned to death in his room at Brisbane’s iconic Lennons Plaza Hotel by a man so distinct in appearance police believed he would be easy to catch.
Keen had made his annual trip south to Brisbane to go to the Ekka and attend a medical appointment.
On the night of August 14, 1976, he had ordered a beer at the Crest International Hotel, where he met a man with dark brown hair pulled into a pony tail, tied with a piece of leather, drinking Southern Comfort.

Ralph Keen (1899 – 1899)

Ralph was born on 19/07/1899 in Mackay.
He died, only 1 week young, on 26/07/1899 in Mackay.

Sydney Douglas Keen (1902 – 1913)

Sydney was born on 11/03/1902 in Mackay.
He died on 02/09/1913 in Mackay.

Malcolm Royal Keen (1906 – 1988)

Malcolm was born in Mackay on 12/11/1906.

He married to Margaret Alexandra Mclean on 22/03/1933 in Mackay. Margaret was born in Queensland on 02/12/1907.

They had 3 children:

  • Donald Charlton Keen (   ?   – 1952)

  • Malcolm Alexander Keen (  ?  – 1954)

  • Valerie Jean Keen (   ?   – 1967)

The births of the 3 children is unknown. Records not available.

Malcolm Royal (the father) died in Mackay on 23/02/1988.
Margaret died on 10/04/2010 (age 102) in Sarina, published in the Mackay Daily Mercury.

Donald Charlton Keen (   ?   – 1952)
Malcolm Alexander Keen (   ?   – 1954)
Valerie Jean Keen (   ?   – 1967)

Valerie married in Mackay on 26/12/1958 to William Thomas Crichton.

They had 3 children.

Valerie died on 16/04/1967 in Mackay.

William died on 26/12/2013 in Maryborough Qld.