Ruby Lee Keller Herman

12 July 1923–30 April 2010 (Age 86)
Catawba, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Ruby Lee

When Ruby Lee Keller Herman was born on 12 July 1923, in Catawba, North Carolina, United States, her father, Loy Lester Keller, was 29 and her mother, Bertha Estelle Lafone Keller, was 21. She lived in Clines Township, Catawba, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 30 April 2010, in Catawba, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Mount Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Conover, Catawba, North Carolina, United States.

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William Levi Lail
Ruby Lee Keller Herman

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 6

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 24

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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)

  • Ruba Keller in household of Lester L Keller, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruby Lail in household of Lester Keller, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruby Lee Keller in entry for Paul Lawrence Hedrick and Linda Rose Lail, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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