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Re: Dates of death for Jasper Neimand (Julia Keightley) and Vera Johnston

Aug 11, 2007 10:35 AM
by danielhcaldwell

Hi Jake,

According to the online index to HPB's Collected Writings, Julia died 
in 1915:

Keightley, Julia W. (1855?-1915): 
meets Dr. Keightley, IX 429 
bio-bibliog., IX 435-38
Go to:

And in a brief biographical note in my ESOTERIC WORLD OF MADAME 
BLAVATSKY, I write that Vera Johnston died 1923.  This info may also 
be somewhere in the biographical sketches included in HPB'S COLLECTED 
WRITINGS.  Not obvious from the online index.

Hope this helps.

Blavatsky Study Center


--- In, "Jake Benson" <jemiljan@...> wrote:
> Greetings everyone,
> Would anyone know of the dates for the passing of Julia Keightley, 
> "Jasper Neimand"?  Also the same for Vera Johnston, a niece of HPB's
> who married Charles Johnston?  Charles Johnston's obit in the New 
> Times (Oct. 17, 1931, the day after his death) states that he was a
> widower when he passed. 
> Archibald Keightley's death can be deduced from a brief mention in 
> Times (Jan 23, 1931; pg. 26) of his bequeathing his possessions to 
> NYTS.  It gives the date of his passing as Nov. 18th, 1930.  there 
> no mention of hsis wife.  Theosophical Quarterly Magazine seems to
> mention that she has passed in 1930 issues, but I find nothing
> specific- as of yet.  
> There are no obituaries in the NY TIMES for either of these women, 
> far as I can tell.  Perhaps more info on the spouses was published
> elsewhere?  Both Julia and Vera were important early figures in the
> TS, so I hope this info can be found.
> Jake Benson

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