Ellen Nevitt Keeley

Female26 March 1855–1 May 1920

Brief Life History of Ellen

When Ellen Nevitt Keeley was born on 26 March 1855, in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, her father, William Perry Keeley, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Twaddle, was 34. She married Theodore Franks on 21 April 1880, in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Ohio, United States in 1870. She died on 1 May 1920, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Riverside, Cass, North Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Theodore Franks
Ellen Nevitt Keeley
Marriage: 21 April 1880
Mattie Clementine Franks
Elizabeth Mary Franks
Ida Elden Franks
Jessie Ehrman Franks

Sources (12)

  • Ella N Franks in household of Theodore Franks, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ella K Franks, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"
  • Ella Franks in entry for Theodore Franks, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 April 1880Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Minnesota is the 32nd state.


    Age 8

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 18

    Historical Boundaries: 1873: Cass, Dakota Territory, United States 1889: Cass, North Dakota, United States

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands): variant of Knivett, a name derived from a Norman French pronunciation of Knight , resulting from the Norman French difficulty with the h of Old English cniht.

    Welsh: variant of Nevett, from the personal name Ednyfed, with loss of the first syllable. The Welsh name seems to be based on ednyw, ednyf ‘life, spirit’, but this word may be an invention based on the name.

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

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