Mary Ellen Keeling

11 January 1864–16 May 1934 (Age 70)
United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Keeling was born on 11 January 1864, in United States, her father, Henry Keeling, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Ann Colvin, was 21. She married James Meredith Shields on 6 March 1882, in Washington, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 1, Washington, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Washington, Kentucky, United States in 1920. She died on 16 May 1934, at the age of 70, and was buried in Tatham Springs, Washington, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Meredith Shields
Mary Ellen Keeling
Marriage: 6 March 1882
Sadie S Shields
Cordelia Shields
Maud Shields
Eatha Shields
Erastus Shields
Sarah May Shields
Mallie Shields
Ernest Shields
Raymond Shields
Truman Shields

Spouse and Children

6 March 1882
Washington, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 1

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."

Age 22

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: see Keeley .2 English: nickname from Middle English keling ‘young codfish’.3 Americanized spelling of German Kühling, a patronymic from Colo, probably a short form of an old personal name meaning ‘helmet’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Shields, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Keeling in household of Henry Keeling, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary E Shields in household of James M Shields, "United States Census, 1900"

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