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Quay

Quay

[kee, key, kwey]
Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904, American political leader, b. Dillsburg, Pa. He studied law in Pittsburgh and was admitted (1854) to the bar. He fought in the Civil War, and after the war he rose steadily in Pennsylvania politics until he became boss of the state Republican machine. His skill in organization and manipulation of patronage kept Pennsylvania thoroughly Republican. As chairman (1888) of the Republican National Committee, Quay secured large campaign contributions and played a leading role in Benjamin Harrison's presidential election. He served (1887-99) in the U.S. Senate, but serious charges of venality prevented his reelection in 1898. Quay was, however, able to block the election of anyone else. When a jury found him innocent of all charges, the governor appointed him Senator ad interim, but there was a great public protest, and the Senate refused to seat him. Quay was, however, reelected in 1901.

Any coarse weedy plant of the genus Rumex, in the buckwheat family, that has a long taproot and is sometimes used as a potherb. Most docks are native to Europe but naturalized throughout North America. Examples include curly dock (R. crispus) and bitter dock (R. obtusifolius). The early basal leaves of patience-dock (R. patientia) are sometimes used in salads. The common weed R. acetosa is known variously as dock, common sorrel, or garden sorrel. Seealso sorrel.

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Quay is a town in Pawnee and Payne counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 47 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Quay is located at (36.160129, -96.711200). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 47 people, 15 households, and 15 families residing in the town. The population density was 250.5 people per square mile (95.5/km²). There were 20 housing units at an average density of 106.6/sq mi (40.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.23% White, 2.13% Native American, and 10.64% from two or more races.

There were 15 households out of which 46.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 86.7% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 0.0% were non-families. No households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.13 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 34.0% from 45 to 64, and 6.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 113.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,438, and the median income for a family was $24,063. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,736. There were 13.3% of families and 25.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 80.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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