Eric Keith (1919 - 1989)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Eric Keith’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Eric so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Eric’s biography.

Eric Keith Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Eric Keith and his immediate Keith family. Add to Eric Keith's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Eric.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Eric Keith? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Guntown, Lee County, Mississippi

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Eric finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Eric attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Eric did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Eric Keith is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Eric's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Eric's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Eric a religious man? Add Eric’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Eric during various points of his life.

Timeline

1919 - In the year that Eric Keith was born, in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

1922 - He was just 3 years old when on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

1951 - By the time he was 32 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

1981 - When he was 62 years old, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

1989 - In the year of Eric Keith's passing, on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

Eric Keith Family Tree

Who was Eric’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Eric’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Eric's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Eric Keith
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Eric's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Eric Keith is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Eric Keith passed away on November 22, 1989 at age 70. There is no known cause of death. He was born on July 22, 1919. We are unaware of information about Eric's surviving family. We know that Eric Keith had been residing in Guntown, Lee County, Mississippi.

Memories

What do you remember about Eric Keith? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Eric is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Eric Keith

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources