Name: Francis Lafayette KEELER
Census: K460 NC, TN, KS
Birth: 28 DEC 1857 in Wayneville, ?, NC 1 2
Death: 17 JUL 1929
Parents - Albert and Amanda Henry Keeler.
1880 CENSUS - District 5, Jefferson, TN roll 1264 p 518D fam 335.
1900 CENSUS - Sherman, Crawford, KS roll 477 p 4A fam 63.
1910 CENSUS - Sherman Twp, Crawford, KS roll 437 p 55A fam 183; married 31, 4 kids 3 living.
1920 CENSUS - Lyon, Cherokee, KS roll 526 p 9A fam 204.
Among the representatives of professional life in Crawford county is numbered Dr. F. L. Keeler, a physician and surgeon of Farlington, Kansas, who has become well equipped for his chosen field of labor and in the exercise of his professional dutie s has displayed marked efficiency and skill. He was born in Wayneville, North Carolina, on the 28th of December, 1857, and is a son of Albert and Amanda (Henry) Keeler, the former a native of Tennessee and the latter of North Carolina. The subjec t of this review was born during a visit which his mother was paying at her old home in her native state. Her death occurred in the year 1878 when she was forty-two years of age, but Albert Keeler is still living and now makes his home in Sevie r county, Tennessee.
Dr. Keeler spent his early youth in Tennessee and pursued his education in the public schools, completing his education at Mountain Star Academy. He afterward engaged in teaching school for ten years, proving a capable educator who imparted clearl y and readily to others the knowledge that he had acquired. On the expiration of that decade he took up the study of medicine in the office and under the direction of Dr. J. B. De Lozier, of Fairgarden, Tennessee, and after two years of preliminar y reading he passed the state examination in 1892 and entered upon the practice of medicine. On the 7th of March, 1894, he arrived in Farlington, Kansas, and opened an office here, and the first day he received a call, and since that time his prac tice has constantly grown both in volume and importance. He has fully demonstrated his ability to cope with the the intricate problems which continually confront the physician because of the complications which arise from disease, and he is contin ually promoting his efficiency by reading and investigation along medical lines, so that he keeps in touch with the best thinking men of the profession.
On the 12th of December, 1878, Dr. Keeler was united in marriage to Miss Priscilla D. Inman, a daughter of Daniel Inman, of Fairgarden, Tennessee. To the Doctor and his wife have been born four children, namely: Florence, who is engaged in teachin g school near Walnut, Kansas; Pearl, who is also a teacher; Lelia May, at home; and Cecil L., who died at the age of two years. The mother and her daughters are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. Dr. Keeler is identified with the Independe nt Order of Odd Fellows and with the Fraternal Aid, both of Farlington, and also with the Modern Woodmen of America. He is now examiner for the second named, also for the Ancient Order of United Workmen and for the Modern Woodmen camp. His politic al support is given to the Republican party, but while he has firm faith in its principles and earnestly desires its success he has neither time nor inclination to seek office, preferring to give his time and attention to his professional duties , which now make heavy demands upon his energies, owing to the extent of his practice. He owns a fine residence and office in this place, and in addition he has two nice lots, upon which his house stands.
Pages 304-305 from A Twentieth century history and biographical record of Crawford County, Kansas, by Home Authors
Priscilla Davis INMAN b: JAN 1858 in Sevier Co., TN
12 DEC 1878
in Sevier Co., TN 1 2 3
- Florence Amanda KEELER b: 16 AUG 1882 in Fair Garden, Sevier, TN
- Mary Pearl KEELER b: 04 MAY 1885 in TN
- Lelia May KEELER b: 29 JUN 1887 in Knoxville, Knox, TN
- Cecil L. KEELER b: bef 1900
- Title: Census records.
Abbrev: Census records.
- Title: Biographical sketch on The Inman Compendium.
Abbrev: Biographical sketch on The Inman Compendium.
- Title: TN State Marriages, 1780-2002
Abbrev: TN State Marriages, 1780-2002
Publication: at Ancestry.com