James Allen Keith

5 June 1873–7 September 1951 (Age 78)
Cherokee, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James Allen

When James Allen Keith was born on 5 June 1873, in Cherokee, North Carolina, United States, his father, Peter Cornelius Keith, was 26 and his mother, Verlinchia Besmyth Anderson, was 19. He married Ida Margaret Heinrich on 24 September 1906, in Howell, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Benton Township, Howell, Missouri, United States for about 40 years. He died on 7 September 1951, in West Plains, Howell, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in West Plains, Howell, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Allen Keith
Ida Margaret Heinrich
Marriage: 24 September 1906
Lola Barbara Keith
Ruth Evangeline KEITH

Spouse and Children

24 September 1906
Howell, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Peter Cornelius Keith


    Verlinchia Besmyth Anderson




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 4

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Keith in East Lothian. In the 17th century numerous bearers of this name settled in Ulster.2 German: nickname from Middle High German kīt ‘sprout’, ‘offspring’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Allen J Ruth in household of Peter C Ruth, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James A Kieth, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Al J Keith, "United States Census, 1930"

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