Edwin Lea Keller

1872–

The Life of Edwin Lea

Edwin Lea Keller was born in 1872 as the son of John Keller and Angie Lewis. He married Sadie Leas in 1892, in Champaign, Illinois, United States. He lived in Saint Joseph, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1900.

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Edwin Lea Keller
1872–
Sadie Leas
1876–
Marriage: 1892

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1892
Champaign, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Keller

    MaleMale

    Angie Lewis

    FemaleFemale

siblings

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 0

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 5

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 31

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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)

  • Edwin L Keller, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edwin L Keller, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Edwin L Keller, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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