From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Raymond Keyes '01

Date of birth: May 20, 1878

Date of death: January 12, 1919

Age: 40

Lucky Bag

From the 1901 Lucky Bag:


Raymond "died suddenly on January 12, 1919." He was commanding officer of USS Vestal at the time.

From researcher Kathy Franz:

He was at the Golf and Country Club at Old Point Comfort, Virginia, when he suffered an attack of indigestion. He died shortly thereafter. He was survived by his wife Helen Hammond. They were married on September 15, 1901, and they had two sons, Raymond Jr. and Jack. Raymond’s father John was a preacher. His mother was Blanche, brother Paul, and sisters Laura, Edith, and Lucile. Raymond’s parents and sisters Laura and Lucille are buried in Northwood Cemetery, Cambridge, Ohio.

He is buried in the Naval Academy Cemetery.

Class of 1901

Raymond is one of 5 members of the Class of 1901 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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