Jennie Thompson

Female1873–1953

Brief Life History of Jennie

Jennie Thompson was born in 1873, in Pennsylvania, United States as the daughter of James M Thompson and Mary E Thompson. She married William J. Keck on 1 January 1891, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in McKeesport, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. She died in 1953, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

William J. Keck
1869–1942
Jennie Thompson
1873–1953
Marriage: 1 January 1891
George James Keck
1894–1972
Elizabeth Irene Keck
1895–1985

Sources (6)

  • Jennie Keck, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jennie Keck in entry for George J. Keck, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
  • Jennie Keck in household of William Keck, "United States Census, 1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1891Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 2

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

    Age 4

    Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 23

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me) (see Thom ) + -son ‘son of Tom’. Thomson is usually the Scottish form, that with the intrusive -p- being English. Both forms are common in Ireland. The surname Thompson is also very common among African Americans.

    Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen and of its Swedish cognate Thomsson. Compare Thomson .

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

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