Vessie Keese

1 March 1892–7 December 1964 (Age 72)
Vienna Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States

The Life of Vessie

When Vessie Keese was born on 1 March 1892, in Vienna Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States, her father, Volney A Keese, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Lutes, was 26. She married R. Raybourn on 10 February 1927. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Greencastle Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States for about 20 years and Marshall Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1925. She died on 7 December 1964, in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States, at the age of 72.

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R. Raybourn
Vessie Keese
Marriage: 10 February 1927
Wendell H. Raybourn

Spouse and Children

    R. Raybourn



10 February 1927


    Wendell H. Raybourn


Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Elizabeth Lutes




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Kees .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vessie M Keese in household of Sarah E Keese, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Vessie M Keese in household of Sarah E Keese, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vesie Kees in household of Valney Kees, "United States Census, 1900"

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