John Wesley Keele

2 January 1842–5 July 1906 (Age 64)
Greene, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John Wesley

When John Wesley Keele was born on 2 January 1842, in Greene, Illinois, United States, his father, Alexander Keele Sr., was 19 and his mother, Minerva Dixon, was 15. He married Amelia Zundel on 18 November 1861, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 11 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1906. He died on 5 July 1906, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Keele
1842–1906
Amelia Zundel
1846–1915
Marriage: 18 November 1861
Amelia Jane Keele
1862–1938
Fanny Christina Keele
1865–1868
John Alexander Keele
1868–1925
Julia Ann Keele
1870–1870
Minerva Ellen Keele
1871–1871
Etta M Keele
1871–1871
Charles Henry Keele
1872–1874
Edward Keele
1874–1944
Mary Ida Keele
1876–1938
Lillie Ann Keele
1878–1878
Ella M Keele
1878–1878
Lucy Malinda Keele
1879–1898
Emma Loretta Keele
1882–1898
Susan Viola Keele
1886–1898
William Francis Keele
1888–1958

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1861Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (15)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 3
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    1846
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1863
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Keel .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Keel

    Story Highlight

    History by his son, Donald

    My father, William Francis Keele was born in Payson, Utah County, Utah on 4 Nov. 1888. He was a son of John Wesley Keele and Amelia Zundel. His father was born in Greene County, Illinois and came to …

    Sources (45)

    • Jno Keel in household of B F Stewart, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Family Data Collection - Marriages Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com
    • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

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