Blanche Louise Keyes

14 February 1892–4 April 1972 (Age 80)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Blanche Louise

When Blanche Louise Keyes was born on 14 February 1892, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John R. Keyes, was 51 and her mother, Annie J. McBourney, was 22. She lived in Boston Ward 1, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1910 and Boston Ward 2, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1920. She died on 4 April 1972, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 80.

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Frank Byron Gowdy
Blanche Louise Keyes

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    John R. Keyes


    Annie J. McBourney





    Marion Keyes


    Jeannette Keyes


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Kay .2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Guise in Aisne, Picardy, which is first recorded in the 12th century as Gusia; the etymology is uncertain.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ( see McKay ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Blanche Gowdy in household of Frank Gowdy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Blanche Keyes in household of Helen G Keyes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Blanche Keyes in household of Jane A Keyes, "United States Census, 1910"

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