Thomas Key

1841–7 May 1898 (Age 57)
Nelson, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Key was born in 1841, in Nelson, Virginia, United States, his father, Nelson Key, was 45 and his mother, Nancy C Hall, was 39. He married Margaret Cornelia Baskins on 5 September 1869, in Augusta, Virginia, United States. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 7 May 1898, at the age of 57.

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Thomas Key
Lavinia Coffey
Marriage: 10 September 1878
George Everett Key
Ivey Jackson Key

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 September 1878Petersburg, Menard, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 7
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1858 · A House Divided
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

    Name Meaning

    English, Irish, and German: variant of Kay .Dutch: variant, archaic or Americanized, of Keij, from the personal name Kei(je), possibly a vernacular form of Cornelius , Nicolas or Gerrit (see Gerrits ). Compare De Kay .Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 祁, see Qi 2.

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

    Possible Related Names

    De Kay

    Sources (11)

    • Thomas Key, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Thos. Key in entry for Ivey J. Key and Della Burch, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Thomas Key in household of Nelsen Key, "United States Census, 1850"

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