William Robert Kift

1879–1949 (Age 70)
Oystermouth, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of William Robert

When William Robert Kift was born in 1879, in Oystermouth, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Kift, was 28 and his mother, Martha Grove, was 27. He married Jane Clancy in 1901, in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Wales, United Kingdom in 1891. He died in 1949, in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

William Robert Kift
1879–1949
Jane Clancy
1878–1949
Marriage: 1901
William Harold Kift
1901–1940
Olive Theresa Kift
1903–1927
Joseph Kift
1904–1977
Thomas Kift
1907–
Ronald Kift
1910–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1901
Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
children

(5)

    William Harold Kift

    Male1901–1940Male

    Olive Theresa Kift

    Female1903–1927Female

    Male1904–1977Male

    Thomas Kift

    Male1907–Male

    Ronald Kift

    Male1910–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Kift

    Male1851–1929Male

    Martha Grove

    Female1852–1907Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1884

Age 5

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1890 · Welsh Industry Affected by U.S Tariff 

Age 11

In 1890, President McKinley and Congress passed the McKinley Tariff, which have had direct effect on Southern Wales. All foreign exports were taxed, including tinplates from the iron and copper mines in Wales.
1900 · Strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry

Age 21

The strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry was the longest in Wales history, lasting from November 22, 1900 to 1903. When workers in the quarry were informed that union dues were no longer being collected, they started protesting.

Name Meaning

German: topographic name from a Westphalian dialect Kiff ‘outhouse’, ‘tied cottage’, ‘shack’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Wm R Kift in household of Joseph Kift, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William R Kift, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • William Robert Kift, "Wales, Glamorgan, West Glamorgan, Electoral Registers, 1839-1925"

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