William Harrison McKeen

23 August 1842–14 June 1927 (Age 84)
Blackwood, Camden, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of William Harrison

When William Harrison McKeen was born on 23 August 1842, in Blackwood, Camden, New Jersey, United States, his father, John McKeen, was 21 and his mother, Matilda Sloan, was 17. He married Hannah Ann Norcross on 29 October 1866, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salem, New Jersey, United States in 1900 and Pittsgrove Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 14 June 1927, in Elmer, Salem, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Elmer, Salem, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Harrison McKeen
Hannah Ann Norcross
Marriage: 29 October 1866
John Alonzo Dela McKeen
Zumenia Theresa McKeen
Adolphus Arnold McKeen
Elwood Jones McKeen
William Lorenzo McKeen
Goldie Etta McKeen
Viva Olena McKeen
Garfield Arthur McKeen
Fairy Lillian McKeen

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World Events (8)

Age 2
The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.
Age 4
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 23
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant spelling of McKean .

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

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Sources (26)

  • William H Mckeen, "United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890"
  • William Mckean in household of John Nacross, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William H Mckeen in household of Elmer E Kean, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"

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