Mabel Grace Keim

12 July 1899–May 1980 (Age 80)
Elk Lick Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mabel Grace

When Mabel Grace Keim was born on 12 July 1899, in Elk Lick Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Nathan Winfield Keim, was 32 and her mother, Lydia J Stephanus, was 30. She married Thomas Jefferson Tennefoss on 25 August 1914, in Fentress, Chesapeake, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Norfolk, Virginia, United States in 1920 and Butts Road Magisterial District, Norfolk, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died in May 1980, in Saint Paul, Elk Lick Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church Cemetery, Chesapeake, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Tennefoss
1896–1958
Mabel Grace Keim
1899–1980
Marriage: 25 August 1914
Carl Robert Tennefos
1915–1916
Ruth Viola Tennefoss
1916–2010
Meredith Earl Tennefoss
1917–1932
Anna Mae Tennefoss
1919–1970
Hester Virginia Tennefoss
1920–
Carrie Mabel Tennefos
1922–1924
Thomas Jefferson Tennefoss Jr
1923–1997
Mary Elizabeth Tennefoss
1924–2007
Mildred Dorothy Tennefoss
1929–1986
Pauline Shirley Tennefoss
1931–

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Jefferson Tennefoss

    Male1896–1958Male

    Female1899–1980Female

MARRIAGE
25 August 1914
Fentress, Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
children

(10)

    Carl Robert Tennefos

    Male1915–1916Male

    Ruth Viola Tennefoss

    Female1916–2010Female

    Meredith Earl Tennefoss

    Male1917–1932Male

    Female1919–1970Female

    Hester Virginia Tennefoss

    Female1920–Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Nathan Winfield Keim

    Male1866–1923Male

    Female1869–1949Female

siblings

(8)

    Laurance Ray Keim

    Male1893–1912Male

    Alice Cora Keim

    Female1894–1940Female

    Female1896–1983Female

    William Harrison Keim

    Male1898–1898Male

    Female1899–1980Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · Maggie Lena Walker Opens Bank

Age 2

Maggie Lena Walker was the first African American and woman to open a bank. She opened the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank on August 20, 1901. She encouraged the young people to start saving their pennies in her bank and when they hit a hundred pennies they could start a bank account with the bank.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name kayem. This is an apotropaic name, given to a sickly child, based on the Hebrew adjective qayom ‘tough’, ‘enduring’.2 German (Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg): from Middle High German kīme ‘sprout’, ‘shoot’, ‘offspring’, sometimes used as a personal name, or from a pet form of Joachim .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mabel G Tennesfoss in household of Thomas J Tennesfoss, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mabel G Keim in household of Nathan Keim, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mabel G Tenefoss in household of T J Tenefoss, "United States Census, 1940"

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