Winfield Hancock Kay

Brief Life History of Winfield Hancock

When Winfield Hancock Kay was born in June 1880, his father, James Alfred Kay, was 21 and his mother, Charlotte Rebecca Miller, was 22. He married Mary Victoria Hannigan on 23 June 1902, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States in 1910 and Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died in August 1938, at the age of 58.

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Winfield Hancock Kay
Mary Victoria Hannigan
Marriage: 23 June 1902
Grace Virginia Kay
Muriel Audrey Kay

Sources (6)

  • Winfield H Kay, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph Winfield Kay, "New York, Marriages, 1686-1980"
  • Winfield Hancock Kay, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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Name Meaning

English: nickname from northern Middle English ka, kae, kay ‘jackdaw’, from Old Norse or Old English . See also Daw .

English: nickname from Middle English cai, kay, kei ‘left-handed, clumsy’.

English: occasionally perhaps an occupational name from Middle English kai(e), kei(e) ‘key’, applied to a maker of keys (compare Kear ), or alluding to the office of keeper or bearer of keys, but clear evidence for this is wanting.

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

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