James Kay

9 November 1880–September 1964 (Age 83)
Heywood, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Kay was born on 9 November 1880, in Heywood, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Marvel Kay, was 36 and his mother, Mary Eastwood, was 32. He had at least 1 son with Edith M McGinnis. He lived in Rahway, Union, New Jersey, United States in 1930. He died in September 1964, in Broward, Florida, United States, at the age of 83.

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James Kay
Edith M McGinnis
Richard Marvel Kay

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Marvel Kay


    Mary Eastwood





    Thomas Kay


    Sarah Kay


    Alice Kay


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.
1887 · Eatonville is Incorporated

Age 7

On August 15, 1887, the town of Eatonville was incorporated into Orange County, Florida. The town is significant for being one of the first all-black, self-governed municipalities in the country.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 22

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English ca ‘jackdaw’, from an unattested Old Norse . See also Daw .2 English: nickname from Middle English cai, kay, kei ‘left-handed’, ‘clumsy’.3 English: metonymic occupational name for a locksmith, from Middle English keye, kaye ‘key’. Compare Care , Kear .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Kay, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Kay in entry for Richard M Kay and Rita A Preston, "New Jersey, Church Records, 1675-1970"
  • James Kay, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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