William Leander Keeley

Male20 November 1840–29 November 1921

Brief Life History of William Leander

When William Leander Keeley was born on 20 November 1840, in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, his father, William Perry Keeley, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Twaddle, was 20. He married Arietta Lavinia Field on 19 November 1866. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870. He died on 29 November 1921, in Malibu, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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William Leander Keeley
Arietta Lavinia Field
Marriage: 19 November 1866
Frederick Field KEELEY
Blanche Lavinia KEELEY
Charles Jerome Keeley Sr

Sources (24)

  • Wm L Keeley, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Leander W Keeley in household of Wm P Keeley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Will L. Kelley, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 November 1866
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1850 · Los Angeles Is Incorporated

    Age 10

    Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850.


    Age 23

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Eamonn, Colum, Fintan, Francis Pat, Kieran, Niall.

    Irish (Meath): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caollaidhe ‘descendant of Caollaidhe’, a personal name based on caol ‘slender, graceful’.

    Americanized form of German Kühle, a variant of Kühl (see Kuhl ).

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

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