Wiley James Monroe Kealen

30 September 1869–14 May 1950 (Age 80)
Ralls, Missouri, United States

The Life of Wiley James Monroe

When Wiley James Monroe Kealen was born on 30 September 1869, in Ralls, Missouri, United States, his father, Wiley M. Kealen, was 30 and his mother, Eliza Eleanora Jordan, was 18. He married Amanda E. Lyons on 1 March 1896, in Payson, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Fall Creek, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 14 May 1950, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Quincy Township, Adams, Illinois, United States.

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Wiley James Monroe Kealen
Amanda E. Lyons
Marriage: 1 March 1896
Benjamin Franklin Kealen

Spouse and Children

1 March 1896
Payson, Adams, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Wiley M. Kealen


    Eliza Eleanora Jordan




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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 1

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 23

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: habitational name for someone from a place called Keel or Kel.2 Irish: variant spelling of Keelan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Monroe Kealan in household of Miely Kealan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Kealen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James M Kealen, "United States Census, 1920"

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