Ruth Neva McKee

5 May 1900–April 1974 (Age 73)
Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ruth Neva

When Ruth Neva McKee was born on 5 May 1900, in Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States, her father, Robert Samuel McKee, was 52 and her mother, Alma Effie McKenzie, was 44. She married Louis James West on 13 March 1918, in Waverly, Bremer, Iowa, United States. She lived in New Hampton, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died in April 1974, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Louis James West
Ruth Neva McKee
Marriage: 13 March 1918

Spouse and Children

13 March 1918
Waverly, Bremer, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Samuel McKee


    Alma Effie McKenzie




    Etta McKenzie McKee


    Pearl E McKee



World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 13

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 20

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish and Scottish: variant of McKay .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Neva R E Bash in household of Edward R Bash, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Mckee, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Neva R Mckee in household of Robert S Mckee, "United States Census, 1920"

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