Robert Skeen

Brief Life History of Robert

When Robert Skeen was born in 1875, in Indiana, United States, his father, Jeremiah Dickerson Skeen, was 53 and his mother, Mary Duncan, was 50.

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Jeremiah Dickerson Skeen
Mary Duncan
William P. Skeen
Calvin Skeen
Lafayette Skeen
Elgive Skeen
Mary Jane Skeen
Rhoda Callie Skeen
Ida Skeen
Fannie Louis Skeen
Elizabeth M Skeen
Robert Skeen
Howard Skeen

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    World Events (3)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

    During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

    1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

    The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Skene (Aberdeenshire). A theory once popular with the Skene family is that the name derives from Gaelic sgian ‘knife’, but this has no foundation, since early bearers of the name indicate that it comes from a placename. Another candidate is Gaelic sceathan ‘thorn bush’.

    Irish: variant of Skehan .

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

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