Elizabeth Elminey Keck

7 November 1873–8 June 1961 (Age 87)
Claiborne, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Elminey

When Elizabeth Elminey Keck was born on 7 November 1873, in Claiborne, Tennessee, United States, her father, John David Keck, was 26 and her mother, Mary Jane Johnson, was 32. She married Marion Mayes from 1891 to 1893. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Civil District 7, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States for about 30 years. She died on 8 June 1961, in Speedwell, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Claiborne, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marion Mayes
Elizabeth Elminey Keck
Marriage: from 1891 to 1893
Infant <Mayes>
Oscar C. Mayes
Isaac Tilman Mayes
Cora Ethel Mayes
James Herbert Mayes

Spouse and Children

from 1891 to 1893


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 5

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old Norse personal name Keikr (from Old West Scandinavian keikr ‘bent backwards’).2 German: nickname from Middle High German kec ‘lively’, ‘active’ (cognate of English quick), which later changed its meaning to ‘bold’, ‘forward’, ‘fresh’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Lizzia Maise in household of Mariam Maise, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Liza E Mayes in household of Marion Mayes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eliza L Mayes in household of Marion Mayes, "United States Census, 1930"

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