Elvira W Keen

1860–1937 (Age 77)
Maine, United States

The Life of Elvira W

Elvira W Keen was born in 1860, in Maine, United States. She married Elbridge Winfield Vining on 4 September 1878, in Avon, Franklin, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Avon, Franklin, Maine, United States in 1880 and Strong, Franklin, Maine, United States for about 30 years. She died in 1937, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Elbridge Winfield Vining
Elvira W Keen
Marriage: 4 September 1878
Hervey Edwin Vining
Mamie F. Vining
Willie C. Vining
William Haines Vining

Spouse and Children

    Elbridge Winfield Vining



4 September 1878
Avon, Franklin, Maine, United States


World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 3

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Kene, a short form of the Old English personal name Cēn or Cyne, based on Old English cēne ‘wise’, ‘brave’, ‘proud’.2 Americanized spelling of German Kühn ( see Kuehn ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elvira W Keen in household of Andrew C Keen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elvira W Vining in household of Elbridge W Vining, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elvira W Vining in household of Elbridge W Vining, "United States Census, 1920"

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