Isabell Margaret Kay

Brief Life History of Isabell Margaret

When Isabell Margaret Kay was born on 3 July 1845, in Canada, her father, John Kay, was 39 and her mother, Mary Richardson, was 34. She married Jan Herman Elze in 1870, in Youngstown, Niagara, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Porter, Niagara, New York, United States in 1865 and New York, United States in 1870. She died on 3 July 1914, in Baxter Springs, Cherokee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Baxter Springs, Cherokee, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jan Herman Elze
Isabell Margaret Kay
Marriage: 1870
Mary Lydia Tenelze
Wilhelmina Tenelze
about 1882–1961
Hermena Tenelze

Sources (8)

  • Bell Tennelze im Haushalt von Herman Tennelze, „United States Census, 1880“
  • Isabel M. TenElze, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Isabell Margaret Kay in entry for Mary Lydia Loveland, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

World Events (8)


Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.


Historical Boundaries: 1858: McGee, Kansas Territory, United States 1860: Cherokee, Kansas Territory, United States 1861: Cherokee, Kansas, United States



Name Meaning

English: nickname from northern Middle English ka, kae, kay ‘jackdaw’, from Old Norse or Old English . See also Daw .

English: nickname from Middle English cai, kay, kei ‘left-handed, clumsy’.

English: occasionally perhaps an occupational name from Middle English kai(e), kei(e) ‘key’, applied to a maker of keys (compare Kear ), or alluding to the office of keeper or bearer of keys, but clear evidence for this is wanting.

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

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