Samuel Grey Keith

30 November 1894–5 March 1979 (Age 84)
Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel Grey

When Samuel Grey Keith was born on 30 November 1894, in Missouri, United States, his father, James Samuel Keith, was 35 and his mother, Anna Collins, was 30. He married Ruth Ethel Selken after June 1917. He lived in Jasper Township, Ralls, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Sedalia Township, Pettis, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 5 March 1979, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States.

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Samuel Grey Keith
Ruth Ethel Selken
Marriage: after June 1917

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 2
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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
Age 10
St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
Age 23
U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Keith in East Lothian. In the 17th century numerous bearers of this name settled in Ulster.2 German: nickname from Middle High German kīt ‘sprout’, ‘offspring’.

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

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Sources (6)

  • Sam J Keith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Samuel G Kerth in household of James S Kerth, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Samuel Grey Keith, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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