Melkiga Keck

M, #1599, b. 26 November 1883, d. 22 May 1964
FatherJohn Keck b. 24 Oct 1827, d. 22 Aug 1917
MotherMartha Catherine Rachael Comer b. 16 May 1842, d. 27 Jan 1900
Relationship1st cousin 5 times removed of Kellie Sue Thompson
ChartsConrad Frederick Keck Descendants
     Melkiga Keck was born on 26 November 1883 at Witter, Madison, Arkansas. He was the son of John Keck and Martha Catherine Rachael Comer. Melkiga Keck married Golda Wheeler on 12 September 1906 at Carroll, Arkansas.
Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957 for Goldie Wheeler
Groom: Kigg Keck
Groom's Age: 22
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1884
Groom's Residence: Witter, Madison, Arkansas
Bride: Goldie Wheeler
Bride's Age: 20
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1886
Bride's Residence: Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 12 Sep 1906
Marriage License Date: 12 Sep 1906
Marriage Place: , Carroll, Arkansas, United States
Film Number: 1035151
Digital Folder Number: 4331434
Image Number: 00617
Page Number: 441
Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
Melkiga Keck was buried in May 1964 at Alabam Cemetery, Alabam, Madison, Arkansas. He died on 22 May 1964 at Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas, at age 80.
Melkiga Keck's obituary was published on 28 May 1964 ; The Madison County Record
Huntsville, AR
28 May 1964

Kige Keck, 80, of Route 3, Huntsville died Friday in the Madison County Hospital. A lifetime resident of the county, he was born at Witter Nov. 16, 1883, the son of John and Catherine Keck. He had lived on Route 3, Huntsville, and also at Witter, moving back to his farm on Route 3 several years ago.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Golda Keck of the home; a son, J. C. Keck of Purdy, Mo; a daughter, Mrs. Muriel James of Vinita, Okla; a sister, Mrs. Ida Dennis of La Grande, Oregon; one granddaughter, Mrs. Wynema Brock of Puyallup, Wash., and three great-grandsons.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Brashears Funeral Home with Rev. Cecil Garrison of Springdale, conducting. Burial was in the Alabam cemetery under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were: Hoy Haught, Taylor Hubbard, Lester Keck, Keith Whorton, Glynn Dillahunty and Dotson Collins.

Other Events

     Melkiga Keck was also known as Kige. His mother Martha Catherine Rachael Comer died on 27 January 1900. His son James Corbett Keck was born on 8 September 1907. His daughter Muriel Keck was born on 21 May 1909 at Madison, Arkansas. His father John Keck died on 22 August 1917 at Lincoln Township, Madison, Arkansas.
Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 about John Keck
Name:     John Keck
Death Day:     22
Death:Month:     Aug
Death Year:     1917
County:     Madison
Volume Number:     30
Roll Number:     19141923
Certificate Number:     507

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


Golda Wheeler b. 11 Mar 1886, d. 8 Jul 1970