Alberta May Babbitt

21 November 1895–26 November 1948 (Age 53)
Paulding, Ohio, United States

The Life of Alberta May

When Alberta May Babbitt was born on 21 November 1895, in Paulding, Ohio, United States, her father, Holly Babbitt, was 27 and her mother, Julia Rassban, was 26. She married James Andrew Keck on 18 April 1913, in Defiance, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Jackson Township, Paulding, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Columbia Township, Whitley, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 26 November 1948, in Green Hill, Medina Township, Warren, Indiana, United States, at the age of 53.

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James Andrew Keck
Alberta May Babbitt
Marriage: 18 April 1913
Melvin Keck

Spouse and Children

18 April 1913
Defiance, Ohio, United States


    Melvin Keck


Parents and Siblings

    Holly Babbitt


    Julia Rassban




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 11

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 15

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

English:1 from the personal name Babot, a medieval pet form of Barbara, or Bobet, a pet form of Robert . 2 Alternatively, perhaps, a nickname from Middle English dialect babbit ‘baby’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alberta M Harris in household of Charles E Harris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alberta M Babbitt in household of Hally F Babbitt, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alberta M. Keck, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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