Ethel Kays

about 1889–10 July 1970 (Age 81)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Ethel

When Ethel Kays was born about 1889, in Indiana, United States, her father, William Henry Kays, was 31 and her mother, Matilda Tabitha Tolbert, was 24. She married Herschel Logan McGarrah on 29 September 1907, in Pike, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Patoka, Gibson, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Patoka Township, Gibson, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 10 July 1970, in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Herschel Logan McGarrah
Ethel Kays
Marriage: 29 September 1907
Hazle McGarrah
Densil Earl McGarrah
John William McGarrah
Martha June Mcgarrah

Spouse and Children

29 September 1907
Pike, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Matilda Tabitha Tolbert




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 17

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 23

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Kay .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ethal Mcgarrah in household of Milly Mcgarrah, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ethel Mcgarrah in household of Hershal Mcgarrah, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ethel in household of William Kays, "United States Census, 1900"

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