Murial O'Keefe

18 October 1890–28 May 1980 (Age 89)
Tilbury, Chatham-Kent, Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Murial

When Murial O'Keefe was born on 18 October 1890, in Tilbury, Chatham-Kent, Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Francis O'Keefe, was 33 and her mother, Anna M Coutts, was 32. She lived in Mount Clemens, Macomb, Michigan, United States for about 20 years and Garden City, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1980. She died on 28 May 1980, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Clinton Township, Macomb, Michigan, United States.

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John Francis O'Keefe
Anna M Coutts
Alexander J F O'Keefe
Gordon Allan O'Keefe
Murial O'Keefe
Margaret Mary O'Keefe
Gerturde Ann O'Keefe

Parents and Siblings

    John Francis O'Keefe





World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 7

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Irish and Manx: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caoimh ( see O'Keefe ). Gaelic c followed by a, o, or u is often Anglicized as q in Manx.

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

Sources (3)

  • Muriel Okeefe in household of John Okeefe, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Muriel O'Keefe in household of John F O'Keefe, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Muriel O'Keefe in household of John F O'Keefe, "United States Census, 1920"

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