Richmond Hobson Keel

27 August 1901–25 October 1973 (Age 72)
Dadeville, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Richmond Hobson

Richmond Hobson Keel was born on 27 August 1901, in Dadeville, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States as the son of Francis A Keel. He married Elizabeth Knox on 20 August 1922, in Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Dudleyville, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States in 1910. He died on 25 October 1973, in Galveston, Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery, Hitchcock, Galveston, Texas, United States.

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Richmond Hobson Keel
Elizabeth Knox
Marriage: 20 August 1922
James H Keel

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 August 1922Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1902 · So Much Farm Land
    Age 1
    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
    1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building
    Age 4
    Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
    Age 19
    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    Name Meaning

    English (Wiltshire and Somerset): habitational name from East and West Keal (Lincolnshire) or Keele (Staffordshire). The Lincolnshire placename is derived from Old Norse kjǫlr ‘keel, ridge’, while the Staffordshire placename probably derives from Old English ‘cow’ + hyll ‘hill’.English: in Wiltshire, perhaps a variant of Keevil, a habitational name from Keevil (Wiltshire), derived from an Old English personal name Cȳfa or Old English cȳf ‘vessel, tub’ (used topographically for a depression or hollow) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.Irish: shortened form of McKeel .

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Richmond H Keel in household of Francis A Keel, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Richmond Keel in entry for James Harold Keel and Irma Waters, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
    • Richmond H Keel, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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