Clifford Kettler

5 December 1923–15 April 2015 (Age 91)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Clifford

When Clifford Kettler was born on 5 December 1923, in Oklahoma, United States, his father, Henry Christopher William Kettler, was 44 and his mother, Lucy Grace Malcom, was 37. He married Ladine Smith on 1 June 1947. He lived in Tuttle, Grady, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Tuttle Township, Grady, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 15 April 2015, at the age of 91, and was buried in Tuttle, Grady, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clifford Kettler
Ladine Smith
Marriage: 1 June 1947

Spouse and Children

1 June 1947

Parents and Siblings



    Henry Cecil Kettler



    Luster Hugh Kettler


    Dorothy Kettler


    Lorene Kettles


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 18

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 
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 Americanized form of German Kessel .2 South German variant of Kettner 1.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Kette ‘chain’+ the agent suffix -ler.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clifford M Kettler in household of Henry Kettler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clifford Kettler in household of J Henry Kettler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clifford Malcom Kettler, "Oklahoma, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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