Joel Gordon Keeling

Male10 March 1865–18 September 1945

Brief Life History of Joel Gordon

When Joel Gordon Keeling was born on 10 March 1865, in Willisburg, Washington, Kentucky, United States, his father, Uriah Keeling, was 34 and his mother, Mary Jane Shields, was 34. He married Sarah Alice Curtsinger on 12 September 1887, in Washington, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Samuel Family Burial Grounds, Nelson, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Magisterial District 2, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 18 September 1945, in Nelson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Bardstown City Cemetery, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky, United States.

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Joel Gordon Keeling
Sarah Alice Curtsinger
Marriage: 12 September 1887
Lillie Bell Keeling
Chester Keeling
Ernest Keeling
Luther Keeling
Nellie Keeling
Joseph Evin Keeling
William Meridith Keeling
Charles Omer Keeling
Beatrice Keeling
Earl Keeling
Orville Keeling

Sources (30)

  • Joab G Keeling, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joel S Keeling, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Joe Gorden Keeling, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 September 1887Washington, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

    Age 1

    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.


    Age 14

    Historical Boundaries 1879: Montgomery, Kentucky, United States


    Age 21

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English keling, kiling (probably of Old Norse origin) ‘young codfish’, perhaps for a fishmonger or for someone with staring eyes. Alternatively, from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Kel(l)ing, which may be transferred use of the nickname keling. The name has been established in Ireland since the 17th century. It is not to be confused with Irish Keelan .

    Americanized form of German Kühling, a patronymic from Colo, probably a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name meaning ‘helmet’.

    English: variant of Killing, a habitational name from Kelling (Norfolk) or Nunkeeling (East Yorkshire), both meaning ‘(the place of) the people of a man called Cylla’, from an Old English personal name Cylla + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas.

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

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