Eugenia "Gene" Kesl

16 October 1872–31 March 1963 (Age 90)
Mankato, Jewell, Kansas, United States

The Life of Eugenia "Gene"

When Eugenia "Gene" Kesl was born on 16 October 1872, in Mankato, Jewell, Kansas, United States, her father, Mathias Kesl, was 49 and her mother, Barbara Elizabeth Shilhanek, was 33. She married James M. Grimes on 26 September 1890, in Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Murphy, Owyhee, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States in 1930. She died on 31 March 1963, in Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Cloverdale Memorial Park, Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

James M. Grimes
Eugenia "Gene" Kesl
Marriage: 26 September 1890
LeRoy L. "Roy" Grimes
William F. Grimes

Spouse and Children

26 September 1890
Kansas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Mathias Kesl


    Barbara Elizabeth Shilhanek




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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.

Age 15

Historical Boundaries - 1887: Ada, Idaho Territory, United States; 1890: Ada, Idaho, United States; 1892: Canyon, Idaho, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

Scots: Keel, a raddle

Sources (3)

  • Eugenia Grimes in household of James M Grimes, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Euginia Grimes in household of James M Grimes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gene Grimes in household of James Grimes, "United States Census, 1930"

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