William Keefer (1888 - 1973)

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William Keefer
1888 - 1973
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October 8, 1888
Death
April 1973
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King City, Monterey County, California 93930
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William Keefer was born on October 8, 1888. He died in April 1973 at 84 years of age. We know that William Keefer had been residing in King City, Monterey County, California 93930.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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William Keefer passed away in April 1973 at age 84. He was born on October 8, 1888. We have no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William Keefer had been residing in King City, Monterey County, California 93930.

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In 1888, in the year that William Keefer was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1900, at the age of only 12 years old, William was alive when a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1910, when he was 22 years old, Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

In 1969, he was 81 years old when in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1973, in the year of William Keefer's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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