Marion Keir

6 January 1850–1926 (Age 76)
Carnock, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life 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. She died in 1926, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Francis Danks
1844–1916
Marion Keir
1850–1926
Marriage: 16 July 1869
Thomas Danks
1869–1869
Helen Danks
1870–
Thomas Danks
1873–1921
John Keir Danks
1874–1937
Margaret Adam Danks
1876–
Marion Keir Danks
1879–1963
Isabella Danks
1880–
Francis Danks
1883–1974
Elizabeth Keir Danks
1885–
Henry Danks
1889–1951

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 July 1869
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(10)

    Thomas Danks

    Male1869–1869Male

    Helen Danks

    Female1870–Female

    Thomas Danks

    Male1873–1921Male

    John Keir Danks

    Male1874–1937Male

    Margaret Adam Danks

    Female1876–Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Keir

    Male1825–1881Male

    Helen Stewart

    Female1827–1903Female

siblings

(8)

    John Keir

    Male1844–Male

    Helen Keir

    Female1845–Female

    Margaret Keir

    Female1847–Female

    Female1850–1926Female

    Thomas Keir

    Male1853–Male

+3 More Children

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 (3)

  • 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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