Mattie May Keech

31 October 1888–27 December 1952 (Age 64)
Cannon Township, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mattie May

When Mattie May Keech was born on 31 October 1888, in Cannon Township, Kent, Michigan, United States, her father, Daniel A. Keech, was 35 and her mother, Clarissa Angeline Spencer, was 34. She married Floyd Everett Phelps on 4 April 1908, in Cedar Springs, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Kent, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 27 December 1952, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Floyd Everett Phelps
Mattie May Keech
Marriage: 4 April 1908
Clarabel A Phelps

Spouse and Children

4 April 1908
Cedar Springs, Kent, Michigan, United States


    Clarabel A Phelps


Parents and Siblings

    Daniel A. Keech


    Clarissa Angeline Spencer




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 15

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English keech ‘lump’, ‘fat’, hence an unflattering nickname for a fat, lumpish person.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lottie Mae Stephens in household of Earl M Stephens, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mattie M Stephens in household of Earl N Stephens, "United States Census, 1920"
  • May Phelps in household of Floyd Phelps, "United States Census, 1930"

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