A Private Life : Overview
Frances Parkinson Keyes was a dedicated wife, mother, daughter and student for all of her life. She had many close relationships with her family members over the years, yet difficulty was not always absent from her relationships. She was born to an upper-middle class family in Virginia, but her wealth and location changed all throughout her life. Her mother was Louise Fuller Johnson Underhill Wheeler, and her father was John Henry Wheeler. She had a half brother named James, who was the son of James Underhill Senior. She married Henry (Harry) Wilder Keyes and had three sons with him.