Charles E Keeler

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CHARLES E. KEELER, M. D., senior member of the firm of Drs. Keeler and Campbell, has been engaged in the general practice of medicine at Elderton, Armstrong county, since 1898. He is a native of Manor township, this county, born Feb. 6, 1869, son of John T. and Caroline (Rowley) Keeler. His grandfather and grandmother Keeler were of Holland Dutch and English extraction, respectively.

John T. Keeler, the Doctor's father, was born Oct. 4, 1843, in Kittanning township, Armstrong county, and passed all his life in that and Manor townships, following agricultural pursuits and building. By his first marriage, which took place in 1863, to Caroline Rowley, he had four sons, namely: Elmer E., a teacher, who lives at Ford City, Armstrong county; Anthony S., a manufacturer, of Marion, Ohio; Charles E.; and Harry Davis, a merchant, of Marion, Ohio. Mrs. Caroline Keeler died in 1872 at her home in Manor township. Her parents, Samuel and Katherine (Houser) Rowley, were both of German blood. By his second marriage, to Mrs. Clarissa Iseman, John T. Keeler had a family of seven children, two sons and five daughters.

Charles E. Keeler obtained his education almost entirely by his own efforts. He received his early instruction in the country schools in Manor township, and later attended the Clarion State Normal School, from which he was graduated in 1892. He studied medicine at the Baltimore Medical College, Baltimore, Md., graduating in 1897, after which he taught school for one year before settling down to independent medical practice, at Elderton, in the year 1898. Since 1909 he has been associated in practice with Dr. J. W. Campbell, and they command a large patronage, the confidence which the people of the locality have come to place in their skill and judgement being a high indication of the success which has attended their labors. Dr. Keeler owns a fine farm of 145 acres in Plum Creek township, which is cultivated by one of his brothers.

On March 23, 1898, Dr. Keeler married Margaret K. Linsenbigler, of Elderton, daughter of V. T. and Nancy (Shaeffer) Linsenbigler, who had a family of five children. Dr. and Mrs. Keeler have had two children: Thelda J., who died when nineteen months old; and Vida G., born July 2, 1901. The family attends the M. E. Church. Dr. Keeler is a Democrat in his political inclinations.

Source: Page 456 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 1998 by James R. Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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