James Thomas O'Keefe

1880–1954 (Age 74)
Rosston, Nevada, Arkansas, United States

The Life of James Thomas

When James Thomas O'Keefe was born in 1880, in Rosston, Nevada, Arkansas, United States, his father, John Daniel O’Keefe, was 31 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Redfearn, was 22. He married Lula Sophrona Bustin on 7 February 1900, in Nevada, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Caney Township, Nevada, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years and Caney, Nevada, Arkansas, United States in 1910. He died in 1954, in Rosston, Nevada, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Rosston, Nevada, Arkansas, United States.

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James Thomas O'Keefe
Lula Sophrona Bustin
Marriage: 7 February 1900
Arthur William O'Keefe
Oscar O'Keefe
Oda M O'Keefe
Orville O'Keefe
Opal O'Keefe
Thelma Oscief

Spouse and Children

7 February 1900
Nevada, Arkansas, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Daniel O’Keefe


    Mary Elizabeth Redfearn




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 3

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Irish and Manx: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caoimh ( see O'Keefe ). Gaelic c followed by a, o, or u is often Anglicized as q in Manx.

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

Sources (3)

  • James T O'Reef in household of J D O'Reef, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James T Oscief, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Okeefe, "United States Census, 1900"

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