Elizabeth Elminey Keck

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

The Life Summary 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
1872–1946
Elizabeth Elminey Keck
1873–1961
Marriage: from 1891 to 1893
Infant <Mayes>
1893–1893
Oscar C. Mayes
1895–1976
Isaac Tilman Mayes
1897–1899
Cora Ethel Mayes
1899–1978
James Herbert Mayes
1901–1987
Mayes
1903–1903
Mayes
1906–1907

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    from 1891 to 1893
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +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

    English (Gloucestershire): nickname from the Middle English reflex of the Old Norse personal name Keikr (from Old West Scandinavian keikr ‘bent backwards’) or Kekkja.English (Gloucestershire): nickname, possibly from keck, backformed from kex, used through much of southern England as the name of a range of umbelliferous plants having a hollow stalk when dried, for instance cow parsley, cow parsnip, and hemlock, as well as teasel (with parallels in Scandinavia).German: nickname from Middle High German kēc ‘lively, active’ (cognate of English quick), which later changed its meaning to ‘bold, forward, fresh’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Kick
    Koeck

    Sources (9)

    • Lizzia Maise in household of Mariam Maise, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Eliza Mayes in entry for Marion Mayes, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1955"
    • Liza E Mayes in household of Marion Mayes, "United States Census, 1940"

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