Alva Keller

17 April 1809–3 June 1883 (Age 74)
Cherry Valley, Otsego, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Alva

When Alva Keller was born on 17 April 1809, in Cherry Valley, Otsego, New York, United States, his father, William Keller, was 20 and his mother, Mary Flint, was 17. He married Roxcy Lucina Elliot on 23 July 1833, in Centerville, Allegany, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 3 June 1883, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Holladay Memorial Park, Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alva Keller
Roxcy Lucina Elliot
Marriage: 23 July 1833
Orin Madison Keller
Nancy Ann Keller
Adeline Sophia Keller
Mary Keller
Asina Or Aseneth Keller
William Thaddeus Keller
James Monroe Keller
Lucina Angeline Keller
Asenath Keller
Roxy Angeline Keller

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 July 1833Centerville, Allegany, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 18
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 21
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    German and Danish: from Middle High German kellaere ‘cellarman, cellar master’ (from 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. This form of the surname is also established in many other parts of Europe, e.g. in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Russia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Czechia, and Croatia.English: occupational name from Middle English keller ‘maker of cauls or kells (women's close-fitting caps or headdresses)’, a derivative of Middle English calle, kelle.Irish: variant of Kelleher .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Alva Keller History - Written by Alice Leal Blackburn Cheney (his great-granddaughter)

    ”ALVA KELLER” (1809 - 1883) Written by Alice Leal Blackburn Cheney (Alva's great-granddaughter) Alva was born April 17, 1809 in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York. He was the oldest son of Wi …

    Sources (52)

    • Alva Kelly, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Alva Keller in entry for Usie Keller Millar, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Alva Keller, "United States Census, 1850"

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