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Shrewsbury in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Spurgeon Milton Keeny

(1893-1988)

 
 
Spurgeon Milton Keeny Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
1. Spurgeon Milton Keeny Marker
Inscription.  The humanitarian's boyhood home. Served worldwide, 1917-76. In Asia, directed UNICEF; aided family planning. Chief, UN's Italy relief; assisted Russian relief. A YMCA officer in Mesopotamia, Siberia, Estonia, Poland; later was on its U. S. Council.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkPeaceScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 45.905′ N, 76° 40.751′ W. Marker is in Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on South Main Street 0.2 miles south of Reservior Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 155 South Main Street, Shrewsbury PA 17361, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Amanda Berry Smith (1837-1915) (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lest We Forget To Remember (approx. one mile
Home of Spurgeon Milton Keeny image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
2. Home of Spurgeon Milton Keeny
away); The Farmers' Line (approx. 2 miles away); Homes on Wheels, Mobile Offices (approx. 2.1 miles away); All Aboard! (approx. 2.1 miles away); Summit Grove (approx. 2.6 miles away); Glen Rock Auditorium (approx. 3.2 miles away); Mason and Dixon Line (approx. 3.3 miles away in Maryland).
 
Also see . . .  New York Times Obituary of Spurgeon Milton Keeny. (Submitted on January 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,899 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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