Elizabeth Elminey Keck

Female7 November 1873–8 June 1961

Brief Life History 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

Sources (10)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    from 1891 to 1893
  • Children (7)

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    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.

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