Elmer Hampton Keefer

15 May 1900–22 April 1951 (Age 50)
Huntington, Indiana, United States

The Life of Elmer Hampton

When Elmer Hampton Keefer was born on 15 May 1900, in Huntington, Indiana, United States, his father, Edwin A. Keefer, was 27 and his mother, Emma Luella Jennings, was 20. He married Gladys Pequignot on 12 July 1919, in Huntington, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Jackson Township, Huntington, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Peru, Peru Township, Miami, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 22 April 1951, in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Andrews, Huntington, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Hampton Keefer
Helen Elizabeth Mote
Marriage: 15 April 1929
Raymond Eugene Keefer
Harold Keefer
Betty Jane KeeferJr
Phillip Earl Keefer
Lester Lee Keefer
Katherine Lou Keefer

Spouse and Children

15 April 1929
Allen, Indiana, United States


    Raymond Eugene Keefer


    Betty Jane KeeferJr


    Phillip Earl Keefer


    Lester Lee Keefer


    Katherine Lou Keefer


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 6

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 16

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Kiefer .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elmer Keefer in household of Edwin A Keefer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elmer H Keefer in household of Edwin A Keefer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elmer Keffer in household of Henry J Mote, "United States Census, 1930"

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