Keyes, Henry S.
The following data is extracted from Biography and Genealogy of Western Massachusetts, 1639-1925.
HENRY S. KEYES, comptroller of the Rolls-Royce of America, Incorporated, one of the most progressive business men in New England, was corn in Springfield, Massachusetts, October 2, 1875, the son of Henry W. and Janet (Leslie) Keyes.
His father was shipping clerk for the Chapman Valve at Indian Orchard, Massachusetts, and the son, after finishing his studies in the public schools and the high school in Springfield, entered the employ of the same concern. He became office manager and was placed in charge of sales' at the early age of seventeen years. He remained with his first employers till 1905, a period of thirteen years. From Indian Orchard he went to Chicopee Falls as cost accountant for the Stevens-Duryea Company, and remained until 1915, another ten years. His successes were to be even more pronounced, and the New England Westinghouse Company of Chicopee Falls and Springfield employed him as works accountant. He continued in this post until 1919, a period of four years. The Westinghouse Electrical Manufacturing Company of Springfield made him works accountant likewise, and he remained with this large concern until the spring of 1921. At that time he joined the Rolls-Royce of America, Incorporated, as auditor. He was appointed comptroller in January, 1925, and continues in that office. Mr. Keyes is a Past Master of Indian Orchard Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons; and a member of Roswell Lee Lodge, of Springfield; of Springfield Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; of Springfield Council, Royal and Select Masters; and of Springfield Commandery, Knights Templar. He is a Republican in politics and served for three years as a member of the Springfield Common Council.
Mr. Keyes married, in Springfield, August 30, 1899, Bertha Streeter, daughter of Merrill E. and Mary (Maloy) Streeter. Mr. and Mrs. Keyes are the parents of three children: Doris, born in Springfield, September 22, 1902; Merrill, born July 2, 1904; and Janet, born October 6, 1909. The family belongs to the Evangelical Church at Indian Orchard. His business address is Page Avenue, and his house address No. 72 Virginia Street, Springfield, Massachusetts.
Source: Biography and Genealogy of Western Massachusetts, 1639-1925