Rachel Keating

1844–
Kingston, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Keating was born in 1844, in Kingston, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Thomas Bartley Keating, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Fales, was 29. She married William Diggins on 27 November 1866, in Big Pond, Cape Breton, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

William Diggins
1836–
Rachel Keating
1844–
Marriage: 27 November 1866
Mary Ann Diggins
1867–
Thomas Diggins
1868–1929
Catherine Diggins
1869–
James Diggins
1871–1871
Ellen Jane Dignan
1872–
James Diggin
1874–
John Dignan
1875–1875

Spouse and Children

    William Diggins

    Male1836–Male

    Female1844–Female

MARRIAGE
27 November 1866
Big Pond, Cape Breton, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
children

(7)

    Mary Ann Diggins

    Female1867–Female

    Thomas Diggins

    Male1868–1929Male

    Catherine Diggins

    Female1869–Female

    James Diggins

    Male1871–1871Male

    Ellen Jane Dignan

    Female1872–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (6)

1869

Age 25

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1871

Age 27

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 65

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

Name Meaning

1 English: from an Old English personal name Cȳting, a derivative of Cȳta ( see Kite ).2 Irish (of Norman origin): Americanized form of Céitinn, a Gaelicized form of de Ketyng (probably a habitational name), which was taken to southern Ireland by Anglo-Norman settlers.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rachael Leating in entry for Thomas Diggins, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955"
  • Rachael Keating in entry for Ellen Diggins, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955"
  • Rachel Keating in entry for Catherine Diggins, "Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877"

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