William Edward Keck

2 September 1873–6 January 1899 (Age 25)
Jackson Township, Paulding, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Edward

When William Edward Keck was born on 2 September 1873, in Jackson Township, Paulding, Ohio, United States, his father, Andrew Keck, was 45 and his mother, Susanna Shisler, was 32. He married Lilly Mary Poorman on 12 March 1892, in Paulding, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 6 January 1899, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in Oakwood, Paulding, Ohio, United States.

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William Edward Keck
Lilly Mary Poorman
Marriage: 12 March 1892
Estella Blanche Keck
Maud Ethel Keck

Spouse and Children

12 March 1892
Paulding, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Keck


    Susanna Shisler




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 8

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • William E Keck in household of Andrew Keck, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William E. Kek, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"
  • William Keck in entry for Estilla B. Keck, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"

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