Grace Evalyn Keane

27 October 1915–26 June 2013 (Age 97)
Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States

The Life of Grace Evalyn

When Grace Evalyn Keane was born on 27 October 1915, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, her father, Fred J Keane, was 25 and her mother, Phoebe Alice Croxall, was 17. She married Walt Ness after 1937. She lived in Hagerman, Gooding, Idaho, United States in 2002. She died on 26 June 2013, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Clifton John Brooks
Grace Evalyn Keane
Marriage: 16 October 1937
Clifton John Brooks

Spouse and Children

16 October 1937
Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States


    Clifton John Brooks


Parents and Siblings




    Margaret Josephine Keane


    Jeanne Katherine Keane



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Southern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catháin ‘descendant of Cathán’, a personal name from a diminutive of cath ‘battle’. Compare Kane .2 Irish: occasionally an Anglicized form of Ó Céin ‘descendant of Cian’, a personal name meaning ‘distant’, ‘long’.3 English: variant spelling of Keen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Grace Keane in household of Fred Keane, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Grace E Kean in household of Frederick Kean, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Grace Evelyn Brooks in household of Clifton J Brooks, "United States Census, 1940"

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