Mary Nugent

Birth Name Mary Nugent
Gender female
Age at Death about 67 years, 10 months, 13 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about August 1851 County Wexford, Ireland   1a 2a
Event Note

Mary's place of birth comes from the information on her death record.
Mary's age information is pretty consistent, pointing to a birth between 1847 and 1851, usually 1851.

Event Note

Not found at, April 2021. 1859 +/- 5, in Wexford, father: John

Immigration from 1869 to 1872     1b 2b
Event Note

Mary had been in Cleveland 45 years when she died, according to her death record. In 1900 she said she arrived in 1870. In 1910 she said she arrived in 1869.

Census (Wife) June 12, 1880 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 2116 Nelson St 3a
Event Note

1880 Census Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Series T9, Roll 1008, Page 283
June 12, 1880
2116 Nelson St

James Kays, 35, laborer, born in Ireland, parents also
Mary Kays, 29, born in Ireland, parents also, cannot write
Mary Kays, 3, born in Ohio
Ellen Kays, 2, born in Ohio
Winifred McGee, 11, niece, at school, born in Ohio, parents in Ireland

Census (Wife) June 11, 1900 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 2092 Nelson St 2b
Event Note

1900 Census, 26th Ward, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, Series T623, Roll 1257, Page 158
June 11, 1900
at 2092 Nelson St

James Kays, Feb 1846, 54, married 24 yrs, born in Ireland, parents also, arr. 1853, naturalized, tender, in iron works
Mary Kays, Aug 1852, 47, 6 children, 6 alive, born in Ireland, parents also, arr. 1870
Mary Kays, Sep 1876, 23, working, candle maker
Ellen Kays, Mar 1879, 21, servant
Thomas Kays, Mar 1882, 18, working, rivet works
Lizzie Kays, Jan 1884, 16, at school
Agnes Kays, May 1888, 12, at school
Kays, Theresa, April 1890, 10, at school

Census (Head) April 22, 1910 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 9801 Nelson Avenue 4a
Event Note

1910 Census, Cleveland, Ward 18
April 22, 1910
at 9801 Nelson Avenue

Mrs Mary Keys, 61, widowed, 6 children, 6 alive, born in Ireland, parents also, arrived 1869
Thomas P Keys, 28, conductor, steam railway
Elizabeth A Keys, 25, inspector, tool works
Agnes Keys, 22, no occupation
Margaret T Keys, 20, tester, tool works
Henry A Reifke, 32, son in law, born in New York, parents in Germany, switch man, steam railway
Mrs Ella Reifke, 32, daughter
John Reifke, 5, grand son
Mary E Reifke, 2, grand daughter
Anna M Reifke, 11m, grand daughter

everyone else born in Ohio

Residence (Mother) June 1919 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 9801 Nelson Ave 1b
Event Note

Mary was living at 9801 Nelson Ave when she died. Her son Thomas was the informant on the death record and was at the same address.

Death June 14, 1919 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   1b
Event Note

Transcription of Death Record,
Name: Mary Keyes
Date of Death: 14 Jun 1919
Residence and Place of Death: 9801 Nelson Ave., Cleveland
Lived in city: 45 years
Date of Birth: don't know month or day, 1847
Place of Birth: Wexford, Ireland
Age: 72
Status: Widow of James Keyes
Father: John Nugent, birthplace: Ireland
Mother: don't know
Cause of Death: Chronic interstitial nephritis
Physician's Statement: 'Attended deceased from Mar 19, 1918 to June 14, 1919, last saw her alive June 13, 1919. Died at 11PM. -- J.L.Faragher, 8504 Broadway
Burial: 18 Jun 1919, Calvary Cemetery
Undertaker: James McGrath, 8315 Broadway
Informant: Thomas Keyes, 9801 Nelson Ave

Burial June 18, 1919 Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   1b
Event Note

Cleveland Necrology File
Name: Keyes, Mary
Date: June 16, 1919
Notes: Keyes-Mary, beloved wife of the late James Keyes, mother of Elizabeth, Agnes, Teresa and Thomas Keyes, Mrs. James O'Rourke, Mrs. Henry A. Reiske, at her residence, 9801 Nelson av. Funeral notice later.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father John Nugent
         Mary Nugent about August 1851 June 14, 1919


Family of James Keyes and Mary Nugent

Married Husband James Keyes ( b. February 1846 d. November 16, 1906 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage August 23, 1875 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   5a
Event Note

Marriage Record
August 23, 1875
James Keys
Mary Nugent
married by W MC Mahon
[William McMahon St. Bridget Catholic. 1876-1909]

from :

St. Bridget's Catholic Church, now known as St. Anthony's and St. Bridget's, 2508 E. 22d St., was the second Catholic church established by Cleveland Irish. It was founded in 1837 to serve the needs of the Irish Catholics living then in the vicinity of Perry St. and Woodland Ave.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Mary C KeyesSeptember 3, 1876February 16, 1951
Ella F KeyesMarch 11, 1878June 24, 1960
Thomas KeyesMarch 10, 1882December 1954
Elizabeth KeyesJanuary 4, 1884January 1954
Agnes KeyesMay 12, 1887June 28, 1951
Margaret Theresa KeyesApril 7, 1890September 4, 1927

Source References

  1. Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953
      • Page: File #37461, Mary Keyes.
      • Confidence: Very High
      • General:

        Based on age given at death.

      • Page: 14 Jun 1919, Mary Keyes, Cleveland
  2. 1900 United States Federal Census
      • Page: T623, roll 1257, page 158, 26th Ward, Cleveland
      • Confidence: Very High
      • General:

        listed as "Kays."

      • Page: Cleveland Ward 26, (ED) 135, sheet 14A, family 253
  3. National Archives and Records Administration: 1880 United States Census
      • Page: Cleveland, ED 52, sheet 283C
  4. 1910 United States Federal Census
      • Page: Cleveland, Ward 18, ED 274, sheet 12A, family 211
  5. Ohio County Marriages
      • Page: August 23, 1875, Cleveland, Keys-Nugent