Elvira W Keen


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

Sources (9)

  • Elvira W Vining in household of Elbridge W Vining, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elvira Keen in entry for William H Vining and Flora B Marson, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Elvira W Vining in household of Elbridge W Vining, "United States Census, 1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 September 1878Avon, Franklin, Maine, United States
  • Children (4)

    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

    English: from the Middle English personal name Kene, a short form of Old English names formed with either Cēn- (from cēn ‘keen’) or Cyne- (from cyne-, combining form of cynn ‘kin, family’).

    English: nickname from Middle English kene ‘wise, brave, proud, keen’.

    Dutch and North German: from a pet form of the personal name Christianus (see Christian ).

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

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