Ella F Keyes

Birth Name Ella F Keyes
Gender female
Age at Death 82 years, 3 months, 13 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth March 11, 1878 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   1a
Event Note

Return of a Birth
March 11, 1878
at Nelson Street, no number, female, parents: Mary Nugent, 27, James Keyes, 32, both born in Ireland, attendant: Henry McQuiston, MD

Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003

Census (Daughter) June 12, 1880 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 2116 Nelson St 2a
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 (Daughter) June 11, 1900 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 2092 Nelson St 3a
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 (Daughter) 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 November 25, 1903 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States 1292 Nelson St 5a
Event Note

living at 1292 Nelson St when she was married

Death June 24, 1960 Garfield Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   6a
Event Note

Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007
Name: Ellen F Reifke
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 24 Jun 1960
Event Place: Garfield Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
Registration Place: Marymount Hospital
Residence Place: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 82
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Birth Date: 1878
Autopsy Performed: Yes, used for certification
Certificate Number: 42231

Burial June 27, 1960     7a

Id#: 0688117
Name: Reifke, Ellen F.
Date: Jun 25 1960
Source: Cleveland Press; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #148.

Notes: Reifke, Ellen F. (nee Keyes), beloved wife of Henry A., mother of Dr. John T., Mary Ellen, Anne Surdy, and Henry A. Jr. of Haddonfield, N.J., grandmother and great-grandmother, at her residence, 4129 E. 104 St. Friends may call at the Lester J. Gallagher Funeral Home, 9615 Miles Ave., After 7 P. M., Saturday. Funeral Monday, June 27, services at Holy Name Church, at 9:30 a. m.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father James KeyesFebruary 1846November 16, 1906
Mother Mary Nugentabout August 1851June 14, 1919
    Sister     Mary C Keyes September 3, 1876 February 16, 1951
         Ella F Keyes March 11, 1878 June 24, 1960
    Brother     Thomas Keyes March 10, 1882 December 1954
    Sister     Elizabeth Keyes January 4, 1884 January 1954
    Sister     Agnes Keyes May 12, 1887 June 28, 1951
    Sister     Margaret Theresa Keyes April 7, 1890 September 4, 1927


Family of Henry Reifke and Ella F Keyes

Married Husband Henry Reifke ( b. July 1, 1877 d. June 1966 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage November 25, 1903 Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   5a
Event Note

Marriage Record
November 25, 1903

Henry A Reifke, 26, born in Oswego, NY, living at 1268 Superior St., a conductor. parents: John Reifke and Barbara Brucker
Ella F Keyes, 25, born in Cleveland, living at 1292 Nelson St. parents: James Keyes and Mary Nugent.
first marriage for both
married by T P Thorpe, Superior St

Source References

  1. Ohio County Births
      • Page: March 11, 1878, Cleveland, female Keyes
  2. National Archives and Records Administration: 1880 United States Census
      • Page: Cleveland, ED 52, sheet 283C
  3. 1900 United States Federal Census
      • Page: Cleveland Ward 26, (ED) 135, sheet 14A, family 253
  4. 1910 United States Federal Census
      • Page: Cleveland, Ward 18, ED 274, sheet 12A, family 211
  5. Ohio County Marriages
      • Page: November 25, 1903, Cleveland, Reifke-Keyes
  6. Ohio Death Records
      • Page: 24 Jun 1960, Ellen Reifke, Garfield Hts
  7. Cleveland Public Library: Cleveland News Index and Necrology File
      • Page: Jun 25 1960, Cleveland Press