James Keeler

4 January 1817–18 April 1907 (Age 90)
Ferrisburgh, Addison, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Keeler was born on 4 January 1817, in Ferrisburgh, Addison, Vermont, United States, his father, George Albert Keeler, was 26 and his mother, Laura Thompson, was 22. He married Jane Herrett on 8 May 1842, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1858 and lived in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States for about 20 years. In 1900, at the age of 83, his occupation is listed as carpenter in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States. He died on 18 April 1907, in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Richfield City Cemetery, Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Keeler
1817–1907
Eliza Shelton
1840–1909
Marriage: 3 March 1856
Samuel Avery
1854–
Eliza Bethiah Keeler
1857–1858
Laura Ann Keeler
1859–1909
James Shelton Keeler
1861–1887
Margaret Keeler
1864–1910
Alice Adell Keeler
1865–1956
Joel Gideon Keeler
1867–1867
Martha Mattie Elizabeth Keeler
1869–1921
Orson Olmstead Keeler
1871–1937
Susan Keeler
1875–1888
William Ernest Keeler
1875–1889
Audrey Cannon Keeler
1879–1901

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 March 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1827
    Age 10
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 24
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Kent): probably an occupational name from Middle English keler ‘keelman, bargeman’, an agent derivative of Middle English kele ‘flat-bottomed ship, barge, lighter’ (from Middle Dutch kiel). The sense would seem to be ‘crewman of a keel’ rather than ‘shipwright’.Americanized form of German Kühler, from a variant of an old personal name (see Keeling ) or a variant of Kuhl .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Keeling

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    Notes for James Keeler

    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847-1868 Keeler, James Birth Date: 4 Jan 1817 Death Date: 18 Apr 1907 Gender: Male Age: 38 Pioneer Information: returning missionary Company: Amasa M. Lyman Com …

    Sources (59)

    • James Keeler in entry for Hyrum Alfred Keeler, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jas Keeler, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James P Keeler in entry for Sophia J Hicks, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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