Louis Kesterson Keys Jr.

28 November 1920–4 May 2003 (Age 82)
Sallisaw, Sequoyah, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Louis Kesterson

Louis Kesterson Keys Jr. was born on 28 November 1920, in Sallisaw, Sequoyah, Oklahoma, United States. He had at least 1 daughter with Elizabeth Jane Burley. He died on 4 May 2003, in Franklin, Warren, Ohio, United States, at the age of 82.

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Louis Kesterson Keys Jr.
1920–2003
Elizabeth Jane Burley
1919–1999
Grace E Keys
1950–1991

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World Events (8)

1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 1

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 22

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant spelling of Keyes .

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

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