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Family of Peter R KEPLINGER and Ella Viola VEAZIE

Peter R KEPLINGER b. 1876 Nov 202762 at Kansas2759. d. 1957 Dec 4527 at Los Angeles Co., CA527. bd. Forest Lawn Mem. Park, Los Angeles, CA5637.
Ella Viola VEAZIE b. 1879 Aug 234422 at Le Veta, CO4422. d. 1963 Dec 3840. bd. Forest Lawn Mem Pk, Los Angeles, CA840.

Married2759 1906 Jun 52779 at La Veta, CO2779.

In 1910, Peter and Ella had been married 4 years. Note: this marriage is somewhat circumstantial. Ella V Keplinger's California death index entry lists her birthdate (Aug 1879) and her mother's name as Hewitt. The 1910 census lists Ella Keplinger, b ~1879, born Colorado, father born Massachusetts and mother born New York. Also, Peter and Ella named a daughter Elva, Ella Veazie's mother's name. This marriage is considered to be very likely. Beverly (Lambert) Cantrill, the granddaughter of Peter and Ella, provided2779 the marriage date and location.

Peter's birthdate as listed on his WWI draft221 registation card is Nov 20, 1878. Other references, including the 1900 census, indicate 1876 is more likely correct. In 1885, Peter was living near Williamstown, KS, in the household of his grandmother Sarah Keplinger, age 80, his widowed mother (listed only as "M"), and many of his siblings, including Louis Keplinger, age 16. In 1895, a P Keplinger, age 18, along with L Keplinger, age 27, both born Kansas, is listed in the Kansas state census, Jackson Co., Holton. He is likely the Peter Keplinger, born Nov 1876, brother of the household head L T Keplinger, born Dec 1868, Kansas. That matches nicely with the 1895 Kansas cenus mentioned above, and a California Death Index entry for Lewis I Keplinger, b 4 Dec 1868, Kansas, mother's maiden name Chapman. In 1880, Peter R Keplinger is living in the household of his grandmother Sarah E Keplinger. Among those also enumerated in that record are his mother "Melinee," widow, his brother Lewis T, and his sisters Ann and Lura B. During the Spanish-American War, Peter joined2761 Co D, 22d Reg, Kansas Infantry, May 6, 1898, and was discharged Nov 3, 1898. In 1905 (Class of '04), Peter graduated2397 from Colorado College (Colo Springs) with a bachelor of philosophy. He had attended the Colorado State Normal School for 2 years; then he attended Colo College for 2 years. At Colorado College, he was the secretary of the Apollonian Club, a literary society, perhaps the oldest non-fraternal society in Colorado. He graduated2763 from the University of Michigan with a Master of Sciene in Forestry, Class of 1908. Peter worked for the U S Forest Service most of his life, as an instructor, forester and adviser. Peter, wife Ella and daughter Elva are listed as registered voters745 in Los Angeles, CA, in 1948 and 1950, residing at 15227 Greenleaf Street. Wife Ella applied5637 for his headstone Jan 3, 1958. The headstone was to be shipped to Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA. Ella's application lists his date of birth as Nov 20, 1876, as does the California Death Index527

Ella's birthdate and birthplace, which coincide with other records, are provided by Veazie family records4422.

A California death index527 entry lists Ella V Keplinger, b 23 Aug 1879, Colorado; her mother's name was Hewitt. Her cemetery listing840 lists her middle name. A 1937 passenger list2766 lists her place of birth, but not her birthdate. Her address at that time was 3901 Conn Ave NW, Wash., DC.

Child 1. Elva

Elva attended2397 Denver (CO) North High School. She lived with her parents 1910-1930. In 1940, Elva was a bookkeeper for the Forest Service, perhaps following her father's example of working for that institution.

Child 3. Anna

Anna's middle name was provided2779 by Beverly (Lambert) Cantrill. That source states Anna was called by both names, the names of Peter's sisters. A 1937 passenger list2766 lists her birthplace, but not her birthdate. As she was then traveling with her mother and had the same address (3901 Conn Ave NW, Wash., DC), it is assumed she was living with her parents at that time. In June, 1937, Anna Lura Keplinger of "D.C." graduated2785 from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts. Anna married2779, Washington, DC, Frederic Morton in 1960.

Children of Peter R KEPLINGER and Ella Viola VEAZIE:

1. Elva C KEPLINGER2759 b. 1908 Juil~2759 at Colorado2759.
2. Elnor Louise KEPLINGER2759 b. 1909 Dec 92765 at Salt Lake City, UT2765. d. 2002 Oct 1792.
md. William Henry LAMBERT
3. Anna Lura KEPLINGER2680 b. 1915 May~2680 at Glenwood, CO2766.

92. Social Security Death Index
221. WW I Draft Registration Card;,
527. California Death Index, 1905-1939, 1940-1997;,
745. California Voter Registrations, 1900-1968;
840. Gravestone inscriptions -
1735. U. S. City Directories 1821-1989, 1822-1995;
2382. 1880 Fed Census CO, Huerfano Co., Precinct 6 (no incorp stated);
2386. 1885 State Census CO, Pueblo Co., Enumeration Dist 2;
2397. U. S. School Yearbooks;
2680. 1920 Fed Census CO, Denver Co., Denver;
2681. 1930 Fed Census CO, Denver Co., Denver;
2759. 1910 Fed Census CO, Archuleta Co., West Pagosa;
2760. 1940 Fed Census DC, Washington;
2761. U. S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963;
2762. 1900 Fed Census MO, Jasper Co., Joplin;
2763. U. S. College Student Lists, 1863-1924;
2764. 1940 Fed Census CA, San Francisco Co., San Francisco;
2765. Passenger List, SS President Garfield, fm NY, Aug, 1937 to San Pedro (CA);
2766. Passenger List, SS President Taft, fm NY, 1937 to Los Angeles;
2779. Cantrill, Beverly (Lambert) - information received starting Apr, 2013
2780. 1885 State Census KS, Jefferson Co., Rural (P.O. Williamstown);
2784. 1880 Fed Census KS, Jefferson Co., Rural;
2785. Maryland, University of, Commencement Exercises, Sat, Jun 5, 1937;
4422. Veazie, Elva May Hewitt, family records apparently written by; in possession and courtesy of Beverly Cantrill, granddaughter of Elva May Hewitt Veazie
5637. Keplinger, Peter, U. S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963;