John Henry Keiffer

25 November 1877–1 July 1955 (Age 77)
San Francisco, California, United States

The Life Summary of John Henry

When John Henry Keiffer was born on 25 November 1877, in San Francisco, California, United States, his father, George Fabyus L. Keiffer, was 41 and his mother, Mary A Rhoads, was 24. He married Jacinta Celeste Beatrice Henderson on 8 March 1920, in San Francisco, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Hanford, Kings, California, United States in 1900 and Sanel Judicial Township, Mendocino, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 July 1955, in Mendocino, California, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Hopland, Mendocino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Keiffer
1877–1955
Jacinta Celeste Beatrice Henderson
1884–1955
Marriage: 8 March 1920
Ramona LaRosa Delores Keiffer
1920–1993
Jameison John Keiffer
1922–2000
Christopher Columbus Keiffer
1923–2020

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 March 1920San Francisco, California, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 4
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
    Age 14
    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 21
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 483;2007: 918; 2010: 1251)German: variant of Keifer and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this. The surname Keiffer is very rare in Germany.Altered form of German Kieffer (see Kiefer ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Keifer

    Sources (22)

    • John H Keiffer, "United States Census, 1940"
    • U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    • Keiffer in entry for Ramona Dolores Poma, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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