Advertisement
Advertisement

Robert Keefer (1899 - 1970)

A photo of Robert Keefer
Add photo
Robert Keefer
1899 - 1970
Born
October 24, 1899
Death
March 1970
Last Known Residence
Fort Loudon, Franklin County, Pennsylvania 17224
Summary
Robert Keefer was born on October 24, 1899. He died in March 1970 at 70 years old. We know that Robert Keefer had been residing in Fort Loudon, Franklin County, Pennsylvania 17224.
Updated: October 6, 2011
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement
Introduction
Every life has a story to tell. This collaborative biography is dedicated to tell the story of Robert Keefer. Click the to update this introduction with a synopsis or highlights of Robert's life.
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Robert is always remembered.
Update biography

Robert's biography

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Robert's life so that he is always remembered. What's this?

Biography
Robert Keefer
Most commonly known as
Robert Keefer
Full name
Did Robert go by other names?
Other names or aliases
Fort Loudon, Franklin County, Pennsylvania 17224
Last known residence
Male
Gender
Robert Keefer was born on
Birth
Robert Keefer died in
Death
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for Robert.
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Robert Keefer?
Burial / Funeral
Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Robert's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was Robert born and where did he live?
Childhood

Education

Did Robert finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Robert attend?

Religion

Was Robert a religious man?

Baptism

Was Robert baptized?
Adulthood

Professions

Share what Robert did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of Robert's life. Experiences, organizations, & how he spent his time.

Military Service

Did Robert serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Robert Keefer?
View other bios of people named Robert Keefer
Advertisement
Advertisement

Family Tree

Robert's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Keefer family tree.

Robert's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
Robert Keefer Robert Keefer
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add Robert's family friends, and his friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

Photos

Nobody has shared photos of Robert Keefer! Please help add a face to the name by sharing a photo of Robert.

Photo
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Comments

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Robert.

Cancel

Obituary

Share Robert's obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

Robert Keefer died in March 1970 at 70 years of age. He was born on October 24, 1899. We have no information about Robert's surviving family. We know that Robert Keefer had been residing in Fort Loudon, Franklin County, Pennsylvania 17224.
Followers & Sources
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

1899 - 1970 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Robert's lifetime.

In 1899, in the year that Robert Keefer was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1905, by the time he was merely 6 years old, the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1922, Robert was 23 years old when on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1933, Robert was 34 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1970, in the year of Robert Keefer's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

Back to Top