Charles William Keeler

Male5 February 1823–14 March 1891

Brief Life History of Charles William

When Charles William Keeler was born on 5 February 1823, in Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Johann Heinrich Kohler, was 45 and his mother, Elizabeth Tufts, was 40. He married Sally Davidson on 13 October 1847, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 14 March 1891, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 68, and was buried in Christ Church Cemetery, Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Charles William Keeler
Jane A. Grant
Marriage: 14 January 1855
William Rufus Keeler
George W. Keeler
Charles James Keeler
John David Keeler
Edward Keeler
Jane M. Keeler
Albert Edward Keeler
Arthur Freeman Keeler
Horatio N. Keeler
Harris Foster Keeler
Margaret Helen Louisa Keeler
Edith Johanna Keeler

Sources (67)

  • William in entry for Horatio Keeler, "Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877"
  • William Keylor, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Wm in entry for John D Kielor, "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 January 1855Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (2)


    Age 46



    Age 48

    British Columbia joins the confederation.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Kent): probably an occupational name from Middle English keler ‘keelman, bargeman’, an agent derivative of Middle English kele ‘flat-bottomed ship, barge, lighter’ (from Middle Dutch kiel). The sense would seem to be ‘crewman of a keel’ rather than ‘shipwright’.

    Americanized form of German Kühler, from a variant of an old personal name (see Keeling ) or a variant of Kuhl .

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

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