Margaret Ellen Keenan

24 December 1879–1 April 1974 (Age 94)
Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Margaret Ellen

When Margaret Ellen Keenan was born on 24 December 1879, in Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada, her father, Thomas Keenan, was 43 and her mother, Mary Ann Donovan, was 38. She married John Cornelius Kane on 26 April 1904, in Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Dowagiac, Cass, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 1 April 1974, in Bartlesville, Washington, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Bartlesville, Washington, Oklahoma, United States.

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John Cornelius Kane
Margaret Ellen Keenan
Marriage: 26 April 1904
Kathryn M Kane

Spouse and Children

26 April 1904
Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan, United States


    Kathryn M Kane


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Keenan


    Mary Ann Donovan




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1881 · Hudson's

Age 2

Clothing merchant Joseph Lowthian Hudson opened his first store inside the Detroit Opera House on April 2, 1881. Hudson was very successful with his small store and was able to move to a larger location on Woodward Avenue, far outside what was then the commercial district. Hudson's continued to grow until it became the tallest department store in the world. Hudson's 2,124,316 square foot store filled 32 floors, had 51 elevators, 48 escalators, 705 fitting rooms, and served over 16,000 meals a day.

Age 25

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cianáin ‘son of Cianán’, a personal name from a diminutive of cian ‘distant’, ‘long’, or possibly of Mac Fhinghin ‘fair offspring’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret E Kane in household of John C Kane, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Margaret Kane in household of John C Kane, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margaret Keenan in entry for Robert Norbert O'Brien and Kathryn Marie Kane, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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