Susan Malinda Keller

4 January 1868–29 January 1948 (Age 80)
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Susan Malinda

When Susan Malinda Keller was born on 4 January 1868, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, her father, Rev William A Keller, was 33 and her mother, Barbara Blackburn, was 26. She married James Hamilton Presnell on 14 April 1888, in Laurel Creek Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Cranberry, Avery, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Cranberry Township, Avery, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 29 January 1948, in Johnson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Elk Park, Avery, North Carolina, United States.

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James Hamilton Presnell
Susan Malinda Keller
Marriage: 14 April 1888
Cornelia Etta Presnell
William Hamilton Presnell
Florence Rosanna Presnell
James McCoy "Coy" Presnell
Ottie Clyde Presnell

Spouse and Children

14 April 1888
Laurel Creek Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 9

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 22

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Susan L Presnell in household of James H Presnell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lindy Presnell in household of Jeams H Presnell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Malinda Keller in household of William Keller, "United States Census, 1880"

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