William Leander Keeley

20 November 1840–29 November 1921 (Age 81)
Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

19 November 1866


    Frederick Field KEELEY


    Blanche Lavinia KEELEY



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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

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caollaidhe ‘descendant of Caollaidhe’, a personal name based on caol ‘slender’, ‘graceful’.2 English: variant of Keighley .3 Americanized spelling of German Kühle, variant of Kühl ( see Kuhl ) or of Kühling ( see Keeling ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leander W Keeley in household of Wm P Keeley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William L Keeley in household of William Keeley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Kerly in household of W J Kerly, "United States Census, 1860"

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