McKinley Keller

Brief Life History of McKinley

When McKinley Keller was born on 3 April 1899, in Butler Township, DeKalb, Indiana, United States, his father, David Lawrence Keller, was 48 and his mother, Mary Elmia Krafft, was 34. He married Jessie Gary Stotz on 18 August 1921, in Williams, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Denmark, St. Joseph Township, Williams, Ohio, United States in 1950 and Williams, Ohio, United States in 1966. In 1940, at the age of 41, his occupation is listed as laborer. He died on 14 October 1966, in Bryan, Williams, Ohio, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Edgerton, St. Joseph Township, Williams, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

McKinley Keller
Jessie Gary Stotz
Marriage: 18 August 1921
Ralph McKinley Keller
Maxine Edna Keller
Katheryn Arvilla Keller
Leroy Willard Keller
Norma Jean Keller
Donna Joan Keller
Jack Russell Keller
Robert Fay Keller
Betty May Keller
Larry Wayne Keller
Roger Dean Keller
Ronald Eugene Keller

Sources (26)

  • McKinley Keller, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Mc Kinley Keller, "Ohio, Stillbirths, 1918-1953"
  • McKinley Keller, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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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McKinley's left hand

Note that McKinley is always hiding his left hand. According to his grand-daughter Debra Scranton Robbins Morton, he lost all four fingers to a corn shucker when he was 17 or 18 years old. He was em …

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