Bedford Emmerson McKeen

4 April 1870–1947
Little Forks, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Bedford Emmerson

When Bedford Emmerson McKeen was born on 4 April 1870, in Little Forks, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Rev David MacKeen, was 44 and his mother, Sarah A Read, was 35. He married Agnes Dickey on 10 November 1898, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Maccan, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1871 and New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada in 1891. He died in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, and was buried in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Bedford Emmerson McKeen
Agnes Dickey
Marriage: 10 November 1898
Harold Emmerson McKeen

Spouse and Children

10 November 1898
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant spelling of McKean .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bedford E Mackeen in entry for Janet Higgins Mackeen, "Connecticut, World War I, Military Census of Nurses, 1917"
  • Bedford McKeen in household of David McKeen, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Bedford E Mackeen, "United States Census, 1900"

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