Ila May Keller

30 March 1914–30 March 2004 (Age 90)
Ford, Kansas, United States

The Life Summary of Ila May

When Ila May Keller was born on 30 March 1914, in Ford, Kansas, United States, her father, Samuel Bert Keller, was 40 and her mother, Mary Violet McConahie, was 33. She lived in Spearville Township, Ford, Kansas, United States in 1915 and Pierceville, Finney, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 30 March 2004, in Garden City, Finney, Kansas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Garden City, Finney, Kansas, United States.

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 2
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag
Age 13
The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1938 · Electrification of Rural Kansas
Age 24
Power was supplied to rural Kansas, which had been hit hard by the depression, in March 1938. Many farmers could not afford the $5 hookups for electricity. As a result, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act which provided loans to farmers who wanted electricity. Brown County became the first to receive service.

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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Sources (5)

  • Ila May Keller in household of S B Keller, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Ila Mae Keller in household of S Bert Keller, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ila Mae Keller Rundell, "Find A Grave Index"

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