Lee Keck

7 May 1832–24 February 1912 (Age 79)
Martin, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States

The Life of Lee

When Lee Keck was born on 7 May 1832, in Martin, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States, his father, Christian Keck, was 29 and his mother, Katherine Young, was 26. He married Mary Ann Poindexter on 9 March 1851, in Martin, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Brown Township, Martin, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Elmore Township, Daviess, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 24 February 1912, in Lovell, Logan, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Lovell, Logan, Oklahoma, United States.

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Lee Keck
Mary Ann Poindexter
Marriage: 9 March 1851
Melissa Keck
Melrose Keck
Roussean L. H. Keck
Curtis Keck
William Lee Keck
Francis Keck
Inez C. Keck
Araminta E. Keck

Spouse and Children

9 March 1851
Martin, Indiana, United States


    Melissa Keck


    Melrose Keck


    Inez C. Keck



    Roussean L. H. Keck


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 4

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 24

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old Norse personal name Keikr (from Old West Scandinavian keikr ‘bent backwards’).2 German: nickname from Middle High German kec ‘lively’, ‘active’ (cognate of English quick), which later changed its meaning to ‘bold’, ‘forward’, ‘fresh’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lee Keck in household of Christian Keck, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lee Keck, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lee Keck, "United States Census, 1880"

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