Ken Tet

1927–2004 (Age 78)
, Svay Reang Province, Cambodia

The Life of Ken

When Ken Tet was born in 1927, her father, Nhang Tet, was 17 and her mother, Kady Leach, was 14. She died on 22 December 2004, in Kandal, Cambodia, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Nhang Tet
1910–1974
Kady Leach
1913–1996
Ken Tet
1927–2004

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  • Female1927–2004Female

World Events (5)

1953

Age 26

Cambodia wins its independence from France. Under King Sihanouk, it becomes the Kingdom of Cambodia.
1965

Age 38

Relations are broken with the U.S. Head of State Sihanouk allows North Vietnamese guerrillas to set up bases in Cambodia in pursuance of their campaign against the U.S.-backed government in South Vietnam.
1975

Age 48

Cambodia is renamed Kampuchea.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a refiner, from Yiddish test ‘crucible’, ‘melting pot’.2 English: nickname for someone with a large or otherwise remarkable head, from Old French teste ‘head’.

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

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