Sophia Maria Keil

5 October 1919–16 July 1985 (Age 65)
Aurora, Marion, Oregon, United States

The Life of Sophia Maria

When Sophia Maria Keil was born on 5 October 1919, in Aurora, Marion, Oregon, United States, her father, Otto Carl Keil, was 27 and her mother, Ida Krause, was 26. She died on 16 July 1985, in her hometown, at the age of 65.

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Otto Carl Keil
Ida Krause
Sophia Maria Keil
Louise Anna Keil

Parents and Siblings

    Otto Carl Keil





World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 18

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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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