Robert Oscar Keim

2 October 1876–22 September 1960 (Age 83)
Boswell, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Oscar

When Robert Oscar Keim was born on 2 October 1876, in Boswell, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Keim, was 33 and his mother, Isabella Catherine Geiger, was 32. He married Agnes Minerva Gashaw on 24 December 1890, in Jennerstown, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Jenner Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. He died on 22 September 1960, in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Jenner Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Robert Oscar Keim
Agnes Minerva Gashaw
Marriage: 24 December 1890
James Franklin Keim
Isabella Catherine Keim
Ruth E Keim
Florence Margaret Keim
William O Keim
Mary Agnes Keim
Dorcas Irene Keim
Alice M Keim
Frances R Keim
Robert Oscar Keim Jr

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  • Marriage
    24 December 1890Jennerstown, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad
    Age 1
    Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 5
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 22
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Kayem. This is a protective name, given to a sickly child, based on the Hebrew adjective qayom ‘tough, enduring’.German (Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg): from Middle High German kīme ‘sprout, shoot, offspring’, sometimes used as a personal name, or from a pet form of Joachim . See also Kaim .

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

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    Sources (20)

    • Robert O. Keim in household of Jacob Keim, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Robert O Keim, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
    • Robert Oscar Keim, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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