Cecelia Jane Henry

June 1875–
Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Cecelia Jane

Cecelia Jane Henry was born in June 1875, in Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States as the daughter of Hugh Heney and Jane Quinn. She married Charles Edward Kifer in 1898, in Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in North Township, Harrison, Ohio, United States in 1910 and Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920.

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Family Time Line

Charles Edward Kifer
1873–1939
Cecelia Jane Henry
1875–
Marriage: 1898
Paul T. Kifer
1899–1968
Earl Henry Kifer
1902–1964
Joseph Hugh Kifer
1902–1988
Margaret Ruth Kifer
1905–1920

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1898
Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    Hugh Heney

    MaleMale

    Jane Quinn

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 2

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 31

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements haim, heim ‘home’ + rīc ‘power’, ‘ruler’, introduced to England by the Normans in the form Henri. During the Middle Ages this name became enormously popular in England and was borne by eight kings. Continental forms of the personal name were equally popular throughout Europe (German Heinrich, French Henri, Italian Enrico and Arrigo, Czech Jindřich, etc.). As an American family name, the English form Henry has absorbed patronymics and many other derivatives of this ancient name in continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) In the period in which the majority of English surnames were formed, a common English vernacular form of the name was Harry, hence the surnames Harris (southern) and Harrison (northern). Official documents of the period normally used the Latinized form Henricus. In medieval times, English Henry absorbed an originally distinct Old English personal name that had hagan ‘hawthorn’. Compare Hain 2 as its first element, and there has also been confusion with Amery.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hInnéirghe ‘descendant of Innéirghe’, a byname based on éirghe ‘arising’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Éinrí or Mac Einri, patronymics from the personal names Éinrí, Einri, Irish forms of Henry. It is also found as a variant of McEnery .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Janet Keifer in household of Edward Keifer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jennie C Kifer in household of Charles E Kifer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jennie C Kifer in household of Charles E Kifer, "United States Census, 1910"

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