Edna Belle Keefer

25 July 1896–15 November 1984 (Age 88)
Jefferson Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States

The Life of Edna Belle

When Edna Belle Keefer was born on 25 July 1896, in Jefferson Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, her father, William H. Keefer, was 28 and her mother, Gertrude Black, was 18. She married Ward Almond Cook on 22 June 1921, in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Jefferson, Jackson, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States in 1984. She died on 15 November 1984, in Adams Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in East Hill Cemetery, Osseo, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ward Almond Cook
1895–1976
Edna Belle Keefer
1896–1984
Marriage: 22 June 1921
Keaton William Cook
1923–1923
Harry (Janet) Granger
William (Beth) Hillig
Janet Arlene Cook
1926–2002

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 June 1921
Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States
children

(4)

    Keaton William Cook

    Male1923–1923Male

    Female1926–2002Female

    Harry (Janet) Granger

    FemaleFemale

    William (Beth) Hillig

    FemaleFemale

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Female1896–1984Female

    Ila Grace Keefer

    Female1900–1904Female

    Grant Black Keefer

    Male1903–1939Male

    Male1905–1995Male

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 7

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 23

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Kiefer .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Belle Keefer in household of Willam Keefer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • E Bell Keefer in household of William Keefer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Belle Keefer in household of William Keefer, "United States Census, 1920"

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