Georgia Keil

2 February 1948–28 February 2004 (Age 56)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Georgia

When Georgia Keil was born on 2 February 1948, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, George Keil, was 23 and her mother, Colleen Irene Eakins, was 19. She died on 28 February 2004, at the age of 56, and was buried in Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Keil
Colleen Irene Eakins
Georgia Keil

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1949 · NATO is Established

Age 1

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.
1949 · KSL

Age 1

The station first aired on June 1, operating out of the Union Pacific Building. It was owned by the Deseret News but originally operated as an affiliate of CBS. A few months after the first broadcast, KSL moved its operations to the Broadcast House. In 1952, a 370-foot transmission tower was constructed on Farnsworth Peak to improve the station's signal coverage along the Wasatch Front. KSL also began to build a massive translator network that stretches across five states and claims the largest signal coverage of any station in the United States. KSL operated as a division of the Deseret News until Bonneville International was formed. Soon afterward, channel 5 began broadcasting its programming in color. In 1984, the station moved its Broadcast House facilities to the Triad Center and on September 10, 1995, KSL-TV became an NBC affiliate. During the 2002 Winter Olympics, KSL-TV was very influential in bringing coverage and technology to NBC.

Age 15

President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

Name Meaning

1 German: from Middle High German kīl ‘wedge’, ‘wooden peg’, hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such pegs or for a wood chopper. Alternatively, it may be nickname for an uncouth or misshapen person ( compare Keidel ) or a topographic name for someone who lived on or near a wedgeshaped plot of land.2 Altered spelling of German Geil, nickname from Middle High German geil ‘boisterous’, ‘mischievous’, later ‘horny’.

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

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Story Highlight

Grandma Georgia cares for our little ones

In Jan of 2000 our little Timothy corbin Monroe was born early and with serious complications. I had Porter at home being cared for by Grandma Evelyn. I would travel up to Salt Lake to Primary Childre …

Sources (3)

  • Georgia in entry for George Keil, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Georgia Ferguson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Georgia Keil Ferguson, "BillionGraves Index"

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