Elsie Rita Keech

Brief Life History of Elsie Rita

When Elsie Rita Keech was born on 9 April 1897, in Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Henry Keech, was 29 and her mother, Emily Smith, was 25. She married Ernest Jenkins on 8 August 1921, in Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Sandy, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1939 and Great Barford, Bedfordshire, England in 1985. She died on 27 June 1985, in Great Barford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 88.

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Ernest Jenkins
Elsie Rita Keech
Marriage: 8 August 1921

Sources (3)

  • Elsie R Keech in household of William H Keech, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Elsie Jenkins in household of Ernest Jenkins, "England and Wales National Register, 1939"
  • Elsie Rita Keech in household of William Henry Keech, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.


London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High

British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire):

nickname for an fat person, from Middle English cach, caiche, cage, kech, a word of unexplained origin but presumably the antecedent of modern English dialect keech (variant catch) ‘lump of congealed fat; fat of a slaughtered animal rolled up into a lump (in preparation for sending to the chandler or tallow maker to make wax)’.

variant of Kedge, a nickname either from Middle English kegge, kigge ‘cheerful, pleasant, agreeable, merry’, or from an unrecorded Middle English kegge ‘belly’, for a pot-bellied person.

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

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