Jesse Ashford Keith

Male27 September 1892–1 November 1960

Brief Life History of Jesse Ashford

When Jesse Ashford Keith was born on 27 September 1892, in Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Thomas Keith, was 24 and his mother, Fearby Melvina Ragland, was 19. He married Maudie Stella Harper on 23 November 1916, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Sumner, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 16, Sumner, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 1 November 1960, in Portland, Sumner, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Halltown, Trousdale, Tennessee, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Jesse Ashford? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Jesse Ashford Keith
Maudie Stella Harper
Marriage: 23 November 1916

Sources (9)

  • Jessie Keith in household of Thomas Keith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jesse Keith, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Jessie Ashford Keith, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 November 1916Sumner, Tennessee, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    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.

    1900 · Governor Shot

    Age 8

    On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.

    1910 · The BSA is Made

    Age 18

    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Keith in East Lothian. The placename is derived from British Celtic cait- ‘wood’. In the 17th century numerous bearers of this name settled in Ulster.

    German: nickname from Middle High German kīt ‘sprout, offspring’.

    History: George Keith (c. 1638–1716), born at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, came to NJ in or before 1685. In 1689 he settled in Philadelphia, where he became headmaster of the school now called the William Penn Charter School. He came into sharp collision with the Quaker leaders in PA and formed a separatist party known as the Christian Quakers, popularly known as ‘Keithians’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.