Marion Keir

6 January 1850–1926 (Age 75)
Carnock, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary 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, United Kingdom. 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

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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: habitational name from a place north of Dunblane in Stirlingshire called Keir.

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

Sources (13)

  • Marion Keir in entry for Henry John Bugden and Elizabeth Keir, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
  • Marion Rier in household of Feancys Danks, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Marion Danks in household of Francis Danks, "Scotland Census, 1881"

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