Grace Gertrude Byers

17 May 1885–10 July 1968 (Age 83)
Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, United States

The Life of Grace Gertrude

When Grace Gertrude Byers was born on 17 May 1885, in Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, United States, her father, Jacob Frank Byers, was 23 and her mother, Lettie Swigert, was 19. She married Ernest Cornelius Keys on 7 June 1903. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Erie, Neosho, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Socorro, New Mexico, United States in 1920. She died on 10 July 1968, in Silver City, Grant, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Cornelius Keys
Grace Gertrude Byers
Marriage: 7 June 1903
Hattie Viola Keys
William Leon Keys

Spouse and Children

7 June 1903
Erie, Kansas


Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Frank Byers


    Lettie Swigert




World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 22

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a cattleshed, Middle English byre, or a habitational name with the same meaning, from any of several places named with Old English bȳre, for example Byers Green in County Durham or Byres near Edinburgh.2 Americanized spelling of German Bayers .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gracy Byers in household of F Jake Byers, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Grace B Keys in household of Ernest C Keys, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Grace B Keys in household of Ernest C Keys, "United States Census, 1910"

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