Edna Belle Keefer

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

The Life Summary 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 2 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
Edna Belle Keefer
Marriage: 22 June 1921
Keaton William Cook
Beth Cook
Janet Arlene Cook

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 June 1921Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States
  • Children


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    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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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 form of German Kiefer .

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Edna Belle Keefer, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
    • Belle Keefer in household of Willam Keefer, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Edna Belle Keefer, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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