Oland Keeney

5 September 1870–
Pavilion, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

The Life of Oland

When Oland Keeney was born on 5 September 1870, in Pavilion, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, his father, Amos Champlin Keeney, was 37 and his mother, Augusta Andrews Mills, was 23.

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Amos Champlin Keeney
Augusta Andrews Mills
Oland Keeney
Claude Mills Keeney
Kittie Keeney
Karl Keeney

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World Events (3)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 9

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant spelling of Keaney .2 Americanized spelling of Swiss German Kühni, Kühne ( see Kuehn ), or German Kiene or Kiener .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Orland Keeney, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Oland Keeney, "Michigan, Births, 1867-1902"
  • Orland, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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