Mabel Keppen

13 April 1901–14 September 1990 (Age 89)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Mabel

When Mabel Keppen was born on 13 April 1901, in Michigan, United States, her father, August Keppen, was 27 and her mother, Henrietta Studt, was 24. She married Embry Bailey Gillam on 17 September 1924, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. She lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Detroit Ward 22, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 14 September 1990, in Inkster, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Embry Bailey Gillam
Mabel Keppen
Marriage: 17 September 1924

Spouse and Children

17 September 1924
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    August Keppen





World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1904 · Belle Isle Aquarium

Age 3

The Belle Isle Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Belle Isle Park in Detroit. It opened on August 18, 1904, and was the oldest continually operating public aquarium in North America when it closed on April 3, 2005. The aquarium reopened to the public on August 18, 2012, and is now run entirely by volunteers

Age 26

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Altered spelling of Dutch Keppene, Keepen or Keppenne, nickname from Middle Dutch kippin ‘new-born calf’ or from Flemish keppe ‘pampered child’.2 Respelling of German Köppen ( see Koeppen ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mabel Gillam in household of Embra Gillam, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mabel Gillam in household of Embra B Gillam, "United States Census, 1940"
  • May Keppen in household of August Keppen, "United States Census, 1910"

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