Sidney Farris Keck

M, #128, b. 31 July 1893, d. 1 September 1976
FatherJames Frederick "Major" Keck b. 23 Feb 1863, d. 25 Jun 1945
MotherAlmeada Jane Reeves b. 6 Mar 1855, d. 17 Dec 1931
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of Kellie Sue Thompson
ChartsConrad Frederick Keck Descendants
     Sidney Farris Keck was born on 31 July 1893 at Witter, Madison, Arkansas. He was the son of James Frederick "Major" Keck and Almeada Jane Reeves. Sidney Farris Keck married Tommy S Rose on 9 August 1912 at Madison, Arkansas.
Groom: Sidney Keck
Groom's Age: 19
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1893
Groom's Residence: Witter, Madison, Arkansas
Bride: Tommie Rose
Bride's Name: 16
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1896
Bride's Residence: Witter, Madison, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 09 Aug 1912
Marriage License Date: 09 Aug 1912
Marriage Place: , Madison, Arkansas, United States
Film number: 1035152
Digital Folder Number: 4331435
Image number: 00063
Page number: 430
Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
Collection: Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957
Sidney Farris Keck married Erma Hooper on 7 April 1931 at Madison, Arkansas.
Groom: Sid Keek
Groom's Age: 35
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1896
Groom's Residence: Dutton, Madison, Arkansas
Bride: Erma Hooper
Bride's Age: 25
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1906
Bride's Residence: Dutton, Madison, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 07 Apr 1931
Marriage License Date: 07 Apr 1931
Marriage Place: , Madison, Arkansas, United States
Film Number: 2020627
Digital Folder Number: 4331495
Image Number: 00160
Page Number: 262
Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
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Sidney Farris Keck died on 1 September 1976 at Springdale Memorial Hospital, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas, at age 83.
Sidney Farris Keck's obituary was published in September 1976 . Erma Keck and Vernard Keck were listed as survivors in the obituary. James Frederick "Major" Keck and Almeada Jane Keck preceded Sidney Farris Keck death.
Obituaries

Sidney F. Keck

Sidney F. Keck, 83, 1808 Dee St., Springdale, died Sept. 1 in Springdale Memorial Hospital. Born July 31, 1893, at Witter, he was the son of Major and Jan Reeves Keck, and was a retired blacksmith and truck driver.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Erma Hooper Keck of the home; one son, Vernard Keck, King City, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Preston (Reba) Sanders, Springdale; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in Sisco Chapel. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. in Witter Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Sisco.

In Memoriam

Keck, Sidney F. - Services, Friday, 2 p.m., Sisco Chapel. Graveside services 3:30 p.m., and burial will be in Witter Cemetery.

Photograph by Kellie S. Thompson
He was buried on 3 September 1976 at Witter Cemetery, Witter, Madison, Arkansas.

Other Events

     Sidney Farris Keck appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Madison, Arkansas in the household of his parents, James Frederick "Major" Keck and Almeada Jane Reeves.
1900 United States Federal Census
about James F Kick Name: James F Kick
[James F Keck]
Home in 1900: Lincoln, Madison, Arkansas
Age: 37
Birth Date: Jan 1863
Birthplace: Arkansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Arkansas
Spouse's name: Almeda J Kick
Marriage Year: 1881
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 19
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
James F Kick 37
Almeda J Kick 45
Mary M Kick 17
Almeda J Kick 16
Elzora Kick 14
Luvina Kick 8
Sidney F Kick 6
William Bailey 31

Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Lincoln, Madison, Arkansas; Roll T623_67; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 70.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.


Sidney Farris Keck appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Madison, Arkansas, in the household of James Frederick "Major" Keck and Almeada Jane Reeves.
1910 United States Federal Census
about James T Keck Name: James T Keck
[James F Keck]
Age in 1910: 43
Estimated birth year: abt 1867
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Mother's Birth Place: Arkansas
Spouse's name: A Jone Keck
Home in 1910: Lincoln, Madison, Arkansas
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
James T Keck 43
A Jone Keck 53
Luvina Keck 18
Sidney F Keck 17


Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Lincoln, Madison, Arkansas; Roll T624_57; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 74; Image: 223.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA
His son Vernard Keck was born in 1916 at Arkansas.

Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. Sidney Farris Keck filled out a draft card on 5 June 1917 Venus, Madison, Arkansas. Sidney was living at Witter, Madison, Arkansas at the time of the draft. He listed his occupation as farmer and claimed his wife and 1 child as dependents. He claims exemptions for back and kidney disease. He describes himself as of medium height with blue eyes and "lite brown" hair.
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Sidney Keck Name: Sidney Keck
County: Madison
State: Arkansas
Birthplace: Arkansas;United States of America
Birth Date: 30 Jun 1893
Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1530476
DraftBoard: 0

Source Citation: Registration Location: Madison County, Arkansas; Roll 1530476; Draft Board: 0.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.
Photograph by Kellie S. Thompson


Sidney Farris Keck appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Madison, Arkansas, in the household next to his parents, James Frederick "Major" Keck and Almeada Jane Reeves, with his wife, Tommy, and son, Vernard.
1920 United States Federal Census
about James F Keck Name: James F Keck
[James F Kock]
Home in 1920: Venus, Madison, Arkansas
Age: 55
Estimated birth year: abt 1865
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Almeda J Keck
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Mother's Birth Place: Arkansas
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
James F Keck 55
Almeda J Keck 57


Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Venus, Madison, Arkansas; Roll T625_71; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 869.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).
His wife Tommy S Rose died on 10 February 1929 at Washington, Arkansas.
Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950
about Tommie Keck Name: Tommie Keck
Death Day: 10
Death:Month: Feb
Death Year: 1929
County: Washington
Roll Number: 19241933

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Division of Vital Records, Arkansas Department of Health. Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950. Arkansas: Arkansas Genealogical Society. Microfiche.

His mother Almeada Jane Reeves died on 17 December 1931 at Keck's Creek Community, Madison, Arkansas.
Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 about Almeda Jan Keck
Name:     Almeda Jan Keck
Death Day:     17
Death:Month:     Dec
Death Year:     1931
County:     Madison
Roll Number:     19241933
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Division of Vital Records, Arkansas Department of Health. Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950. Arkansas: Arkansas Genealogical Society. Microfiche.
Description:
This database is an index to approximately 594,000 deaths that occurred in the State of Arkansas, USA, between 1914 and 1950. In addition to providing the name of the deceased, the index provides the date of death, county of death, gender, race, age at time of death, volume number, and certificate number.


Due to a need for men to serve during World War II, the United States instituted a draft. Sidney Farris Keck filled out a draft card on 27 April 1942 Local Board, Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas. He is described on the back of the card as being 5 foot 8 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds. He has a ruddy complexion, brown hair and blue eyes. He lists his wife Erma as his closest relative and his occupation as self-employed in Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas.
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Sidney Farris Keck Name: Sidney Farris Keck
Birth Date: 30 Jun 1893
Birth Place: Madison
Residence: Madison, Arkansas
Race: White
Roll: WW2_2281579

Source Citation: Roll WW2_2281579; Local board: Madison , Arkansas.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data:
United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Sidney Farris Keck Name: Sidney Farris Keck
Birth Date: 30 Jun 1893
Birth Place: Madison
Residence: Madison, Arkansas
Race: White
Roll: WW2_2281579

Source Citation: Roll WW2_2281579; Local board: Madison , Arkansas.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data:
United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.
His father James Frederick "Major" Keck died on 25 June 1945 at Fayetteville City Hospital, Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas.
Sidney Farris Keck of Huntsville, Madison County, Arkansas was listed in James Frederick "Major" Keck's obituary in June 1945 as a surviving son.
James F. Keck

James Frederick (Major) Keck, age 82, died at the City hospital, Fayetteville, June 25, after several months of failing health and a hip injury which he suffered recently in a fall. Burial was made in the Witter Cemetery Wednesday, the service being conducted by Chas. L. McElhaney. A brother, Rev. D. N. Keck of Fayetteville, made a short talk which specially comforting to the relatives and friends present. Pallbearers were Virgil Moore, Orville Davis, Andrew McFee, Orville Moore, and John McElhaney. The arrangements were in charge of the Watson Funeral Home of Fayetteville.

The deceased was a native and lifelong resident of Madison county, Arkansas. He was converted at a Methodist meeting when a young man, united with that church and remained a member of same till the church ceased to hold services at Witter, when he became a member of the Christian Union Church and remained as such the remainder of his life.

Relatives surviving him are three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Moore of Fort Smith, Mrs. Ella Burgess of Huntsville and Louvina Shaw of Oklahoma City; one son, Sidney of Huntsville; the brother mentioned above and two sisters, Janie Frederick of Fayetteville and Carrie Wilson of Joplin, Mo.

Charles L. McElhaney.
Photograph by Kellie S. Thompson
His Social Security Number was (an unknown value) in 1951 at Arkansas.
Social Security Death Index
about Sid Keck Name: Sid Keck
SSN: 430-05-1804
Last Residence: 72764 Springdale, Washington, Arkansas, United States of America
Born: 31 Jul 1893
Died: Sep 1976
State (Year) SSN issued: Arkansas (Before 1951)

Source Citation: Number: 430-05-1804;Issue State: Arkansas;Issue Date: Before 1951.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.


This is a photo of the tombstone for Sidney Farris Keck.
Sidney Keck Tombstone

Family 1

Erma Hooper b. 2 Jul 1905, d. 20 Jun 1984

Family 2

Tommy S Rose b. 1896, d. 10 Feb 1929
Child