Matilda May Painter

1868–1953 (Age 85)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Matilda May

When Matilda May Painter was born in 1868, in Wisconsin, United States, her father, Emanuel Painter, was 38 and her mother, Mary Ellen Michael, was 30. She married Orlando Keister on 17 November 1887, in Monroe, Green, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Rock Grove, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Spring Grove, Green, Wisconsin, United States in 1920. She died in 1953, at the age of 85, and was buried in Rock Grove, Stephenson, Illinois, United States.

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Matilda May Painter
Orlando Keister
Marriage: 17 November 1887
Vernon Emanuel Keister
Cora Mae Keister
Hattie Keister
Viron Van Keister
Matthew Austin

Spouse & Children

17 November 1887
Monroe, Green, Wisconsin, United States


Parents & Siblings



  • Hulda Jane Painter


  • Lucy Ann Painter


  • Florence Adella Painter


  • Amanda Elizabeth Painter


  • Rosa Angeline Painter


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 0

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1870 · P.T. Barnum's Circus Established in Wisconsin

Age 2

P.T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan & Hippodrome was established in Delavan, Wisconsin in 1870.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 24

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English, Old French peinto(u)r, oblique case of peintre ‘painter’, hence an occupational name for a painter (normally of colored glass). In the Middle Ages the walls of both great and minor churches were covered with painted decorations, and Reaney and Wilson note that in 1308 Hugh le Peyntour and Peter the Pavier were employed ‘making and painting the pavement’ at St. Stephen's Chapel, Westminster. The name is widespread in central and southern England.2 German: topographic name for someone living in a fenced enclosure ( see Bainter ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Tillie M Keyster in household of Orlando Keyster, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Matilda Kiester in household of Orlando Kiester, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Matilda Keister in household of Orlando Keister, "United States Census, 1910"

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