Mary Ann Elizabeth Keller

4 March 1832–16 January 1926 (Age 93)
Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Ann Elizabeth

When Mary Ann Elizabeth Keller was born on 4 March 1832, in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States, her father, Joshua Franklin Keller, was 33 and her mother, Gulielma Bundy, was 27. She married Clark Orton on 11 September 1856, in Brown, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Concord Township, Adams, Illinois, United States for about 46 years. She died on 16 January 1926, in Adams, Illinois, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Timewell, Brown, Illinois, United States.

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Clark Orton
Mary Ann Elizabeth Keller
Marriage: 11 September 1856
Berinthia Orton
Rosella Orton
Charles F Orton
Ida Orton
Eva Orton
Vandeleur Orton
Clark Ellisworth Orton
Ellsworth Orton

Spouse and Children

11 September 1856
Brown, Illinois, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Joshua Franklin Keller





    Clementina Algeneta Keller


    Aletha Catharine Keller



    Eliza L Keller



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 7

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 26

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Name Meaning

1 German: from Middle High German kellaere ‘cellarman’, ‘cellar master’ (Latin cellarius, denoting the keeper of the cella ‘store chamber’, ‘pantry’). Hence an occupational name for the overseer of the stores, accounts, or household in general in, for example, a monastery or castle. Kellers were important as trusted stewards in a great household, and in some cases were promoted to ministerial rank. The surname is widespread throughout central Europe.2 English: either an occupational name for a maker of caps or cauls, from Middle English kellere, or an occupational name for an executioner, from Old English cwellere.3 Irish: reduced form of Kelleher .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Orton in household of Charles F Orton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Ann Keller in household of Joshua Keller, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Orton in household of Clarke Orton, "United States Census, 1860"

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