Robert R. Keys

Jefferson Democrat July 12, 1894

Dr. Keys, a dentist from Louisville, Ky., has located permanently in Festus, this county, where he is prepared to do all kinds of dental work at reasonable prices.

St. Louis Post Dispatch, December, 4, 1894

Dr. Robert Keys of Festus Is Still Missing

As stated in the Post Dispatch of Monday, Dr. Robert R. Keys, a handsome young dentist, has mysteriously disappeared from his home in Festus, Mo., thirty miles south of this city. He is supposed to be somewhere in St. Louis. Keys is 33 years old and a native of Louisville, Ky., where his father is a prominent physician. Ten months ago, he went to Festus, and about a month and a half ago he left there for Washington, NC, where he married a widow named Lowry. Then he and his bride returned to Festus. Since then Mrs. Keys' agents, according to her instructions, sold some property she had in North Carolina and notified her that there was $925 coming to her. Last Saturday Keys came here and collected the money from the Southern Express Co. He has not been seen since.