Thomas Edward Keast

1888–25 September 1951 (Age 63)
Penryn, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas Edward

When Thomas Edward Keast was born in 1888, in Penryn, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, his father, Arthur Keast, was 36 and his mother, Emily Long, was 33. He lived in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Detroit Ward 16, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 25 September 1951, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 63.

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Thomas Edward Keast
Emily Grace Moyle

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World Events (8)

1889 · The first Skyscraper in Detroit
Age 1
The Hammond Building was a high-rise building completed in 1889 and was 151 feet tall. It's considered the first skyscraper in the city and was the tallest in Michigan after it was built. The Hammond Building was demolished in 1956 to make way for the National Bank of Detroit Building.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
Age 2
This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1906 · Saving Food Labels
Age 18
The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Cornish: nickname for a fat man, from Cornish kest ‘paunch’.

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

Sources (8)

  • Thomas E Keast, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas E Keast, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas E Keast in household of Arthur Keast, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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