Marion Keir

Female6 January 1850–1926

Brief Life History of Marion

When Marion Keir was born on 6 January 1850, in Carnock, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Keir, was 24 and her mother, Helen Stewart, was 23. She married Francis Danks on 16 July 1869, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Anderston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871 and Uphall, Linlithgowshire, Scotland in 1881. She died in 1926, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Francis Danks
Marion Keir
Marriage: 16 July 1869
Thomas Danks
Helen Danks
Thomas Danks
John Keir Danks
Margaret Adam Danks
Marion Keir Danks
Isabella Danks
Francis Danks
Elizabeth Keir Danks
Henry Danks

Sources (14)

  • Marion Rier in household of Feancys Danks, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Marion Keir, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Marion Keir, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 July 1869Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

    Age 4

    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

    Age 7

    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.

    1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

    Age 24

    The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (central): habitational name from a place in Dunblane (Perthshire) called Keir. The placename may be from Scots keir ‘ancient fortification’, or, if old, from the source of this, Brittonic or Pictish cair.

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

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