Wendell Keith

31 January 1934–17 June 2003 (Age 69)
Wayne, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Wendell

When Wendell Keith was born on 31 January 1934, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States, his father, Romer William Keith, was 23 and his mother, Melda Keith, was 20. He lived in Magisterial District 5, Wayne, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 17 June 2003, in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Mill Springs National Cemetery, Ferguson, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States.

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Wendell Keith
Jerleen 'Jeri' Nevels

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    Ferlin Keith


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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 1

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 2

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 21

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Keith in East Lothian. In the 17th century numerous bearers of this name settled in Ulster.2 German: nickname from Middle High German kīt ‘sprout’, ‘offspring’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wendell Keith in household of Romer Keith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wendell Keith, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Wendell Keith, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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