John Kay

1879–Male
St. Helens, Lancashire, England

The Life of John

When John Kay was born in 1879, his father, John Kaye, was 57 and his mother, Margaret Twist, was 42. He had at least 1 son with Elizabeth Sherwood. He lived in Windle, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Family Time Line

John Kay
1879–
Elizabeth Sherwood
1880–
Joseph Kay
1916–

Spouse and Children

    Male1879–Male

    Elizabeth Sherwood

    Female1880–Female

children

(1)

    Joseph Kay

    Male1916–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1884

Age 5

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 22

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.
1914

Age 35

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English ca ‘jackdaw’, from an unattested Old Norse . See also Daw .2 English: nickname from Middle English cai, kay, kei ‘left-handed’, ‘clumsy’.3 English: metonymic occupational name for a locksmith, from Middle English keye, kaye ‘key’. Compare Care , Kear .

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

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Sources (1)

  • John Kay in household of John Kay, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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