James Heli Esli Keller

14 January 1918–29 December 1985 (Age 67)
Amorita, Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of James Heli Esli

When James Heli Esli Keller was born on 14 January 1918, in Amorita, Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Charles Barryman Keller, was 25 and his mother, Katie Ellen Angle, was 25. He married Glenna Doris Houser on 11 September 1940, in Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States. He lived in Anthony, Harper, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Harper, Harper, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 29 December 1985, in Enid City, Garfield, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Enid Cemetery, Enid Township, Garfield, Oklahoma, United States.

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James Heli Esli Keller
Glenna Doris Houser
Marriage: 11 September 1940

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11 September 1940
Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 3

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Heli E Keller in household of Charles B Keller, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Heli E Keller in household of Charles B Keller, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Heli Keller, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

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