Ray Charles Keim

22 August 1898–July 1969 (Age 70)
Davenport, Thayer, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Ray Charles

When Ray Charles Keim was born on 22 August 1898, in Davenport, Thayer, Nebraska, United States, his father, Dennis Keim, was 40 and his mother, Sarah Jane "Jennie" Cramer, was 39. He married Edna Eldora Lambert on 12 February 1920, in Davenport, Thayer, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hammond Township, Nuckolls, Nebraska, United States for about 30 years and Hammond Election Precinct, Nuckolls, Nebraska, United States in 1940. He died in July 1969, in Mercer, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in New Windsor, Mercer, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ray Charles Keim
Edna Eldora Lambert
Marriage: 12 February 1920
Layle Keim
Lynn Keim
Luana L Keim
Charlene F Keim
Mary Jane Keim

Spouse and Children

12 February 1920
Davenport, Thayer, Nebraska, United States


    Layle Keim


    Lynn Keim


    Luana L Keim


    Charlene F Keim


    Mary Jane Keim


Parents and Siblings

    Dennis Keim


    Sarah Jane "Jennie" Cramer




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 12

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 19

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name kayem. This is an apotropaic name, given to a sickly child, based on the Hebrew adjective qayom ‘tough’, ‘enduring’.2 German (Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg): from Middle High German kīme ‘sprout’, ‘shoot’, ‘offspring’, sometimes used as a personal name, or from a pet form of Joachim .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ray C Keim, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ray Anise in household of D* Anise, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ray C Keim, "United States Census, 1930"

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