Leavie Keel

February 1908–9 July 1995 (Age 87)
Vernon, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Leavie

When Leavie Keel was born in February 1908, in Vernon, Louisiana, United States, her father, Johnnie Jackson Keel, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Hassel, was 29. She married Berry Singleton Cooley on 31 August 1929, in Beauregard, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Ward Four, Vernon, Louisiana, United States in 1930. She died on 9 July 1995, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Berry Singleton Cooley
Leavie Keel
Marriage: 31 August 1929
Webb Cooley

Spouse and Children

31 August 1929
Beauregard, Louisiana, United States


    Webb Cooley


Parents and Siblings



    Robert Aubrey Keel



    Arvie A Keel


World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 2

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Keele in Staffordshire, named from Old English cȳ ‘cows’ + hyll ‘hill’, or from East and West Keal in Lincolnshire, which are named from Old Norse kjǫlr ‘ridge’.2 Irish: reduced form of McKeel .3 Swiss German: probably a variant of Kehl 2.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Levie Cooley in household of Berry S Cooley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leavie Keel, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"

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