Peter and Eliza Keller’s child Anna was a twin with her brother Andrew. Anna married once and lived in Crawford County her whole life.
4. Anna May/Mae Keller was born on 24 Nov 1864 in Morrow County, Ohio.
She married a Charles E. Buckingham on 5 December
1888 1882 probably in Morrow Co., Ohio. They had at least three children:
Information about J. Clayton and Clara can be found at Find A Grave. They are buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Galion, Ohio.
a. J. Clayton Buckingham born 13, October 1883, died 14 Sep 1921 and is buried in the Fairview Cemetery and shares the same tombstone as his Aunt Belle.
b. Alfred Ernest Buckingham b. 1887. He appears in obituaries but I can’t locate his grave at this time.
c. Clara Mae Buckingham 1906-1949. Clara married a Mrs. Murdock. She is buried in Fairview Cemetery.
That December of 1883 another deed was created where Charles and Anna Buckingham sold land to W.F. Keller on 19 Dec. 1883. I will present this deed in full when I share about W.F. Keller in a future post. This deed involved John and Harriett Lacy, Henry and Martha Keller, the Buckinghams, Emma Helt, A. and Mary Shaffer, Joseph and Caroline Van Houten, Harrison and Amarilla Barr. They were selling land to W. F. Keller and wife Ida C. Keller on the 19th of December, 1883 in So. Bloomfield, Morrow Co., Ohio. It involved 63 acres, FHL#1928211 Vol. 37, pg. 592.
Anna and Charles Buckingham appear in the 1870 with her mother and siblings, 1880 she is 15 years old in this census. In the 1900 Anna is with Charles, Claty and Ernest. This is the only census that Ernest appears with the family and they are in Morrow County at this time.
By 1910 the family includes Charles, Anna, Clate and Clara and they are living in Galion, Crawford Co. Charles, Anna and Clara are featured in the 1920 census. In 1930 Charles and Anna are still together in Crawford County but they have a border by the name of Paul Yochem who is from Russia. Charles is 66 years old and Anna is 65 so they are getting up in years. The 1940 census has Anna by herself widowed.
Anna died on 28 August, 1946. Her Certificate of Death #46838, Galion, Crawford Co., Ohio.
Reg Dist. N. 264, Primary 8106, Reg No. 82, Place of Death Crawford, Galion, 215 First Ave. in Community 43 years. Anna M. Buckingham, Female, W, Widowed, Charles E. Buckingham, Date of Birth Nov. 29, 1864, 81 yrs, 8 mos. 29 days. Born in Morrow Co., Ohio, Housework own home, Name of father unknown, Name of mother Eliza Keller, place of birth unknown. Informant A.E. Buckingham, 340 High St., Elyria, Ohio, Burial Aug. 31, 1946 in Fairview Cemetery, Galion, Ohio, Funeral Direct Fred W. Heitzman, #2394, Galion, Ohio. Died August 28, 1946 3:15 pm. Term of treatment Jan 5, 1946 to Aug 28, 1946. Carcinoma of pancreas. A. R. Kackley M.D., Galion, Ohio Aug. 29, 1946.
Galion Inquirer, Death of Anna Buckingham, Weds, August, 28, 1946.
Following ill-health for the past nine months, Mrs. Anna M. Buckingham passed away on Wednesday afternoon at 3:15 o’clock at her home 215 First avenue. Funeral Services will be held in First United Brethren church on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. C.V. Roop D.D. officiating. Interment will be made in Fairview cemetery. Friends may call at the Snyder funeral home. Mrs. Buckingham was born on Nov. 29, 1864 in Morrow county and 43 years ago she came to reside in Galion. She held membership in the United Brethren church, the Ladies Aid and Missionary Societies. Well Doers class of the Sunday school, and was prominently identified with the W.C.T.U. serving as director of the Flower and Relief department of the county organization. She was also a life member of Dick Morris Woman’s Relief Corps No. 160. The deceased was united in marriage on December 5, 1882 to Charles E. Buckingham who passed away on June 10, 1937. Surviving is one son, Alfred E. Buckingham, Elyria, and one daughter, Mrs. Clara Mae Murdock of this city. One granddaughter Mrs. Catherine Ver Soy, resides in Elyria, and one brother, Jes. Keller, at Mt. Gilead. A son, J. Clayton Buckingham, one sister and one brother are deceased.
Charles E. Buckingham, Anna’s husband, was born 1 March 1863 in Ohio and died 10 June 1937 in Galion, Ohio. He is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Galion.
Galion Inquirer Newspaper, Thursday, June 10, 1937 “Charles E. Buckingham.”
Charles Edgar Buckingham, 74, well know Galion resident, and for the past 20 years stationary fireman at the electric light plant, died at 2:20 am today following an illness of two months duration. He came here from Sparta 34 years ago and had resided recently at 211 First Avenue. Mr. Buckingham was a member of the First United Brethren church, charter member of the Knights of Pythias and member of the National Association of Fireman Engineers. He was born in Knox County on March 1, 1863, the son of Joseph and Mary (Moxley) Buckingham. On Dec. 5, 1882 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Mae Keller, who survives. A son, A Ernest Buckingham of Elyria, and daughter, Mrs. Clara Mae Murdock, Galion, two grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Ida McHenry, Hornbrook, Calif., and Mrs. Ada Crosby, Mt. Liberty, survive. One son preceded in death. Funeral services will be held at the family home Saturday at 2:30 pm. Rev. Fay M. Bowman, pastor of the U.B. Church, will officiate and interment will be made in Fairview cemetery by the Snyder Funeral Home. Friends may call at the home at any time.
In addition to the above an obituary there was a funeral description for Charles appears in the Galion paper Thursday, June 10, 1937, titled “Buckingham.“
I am going to spread out the names of those who attended the funeral of Charles.
Many relatives and friends attended the funeral services of the late Charles E. Buckingham, who passed away Thursday, following an illness of two months duration and which were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the family home, 211 First Avenue.
The Rev. Fay M. Bowman, pastor of the U.B. church officiated, with the K of P. lodge conducting their services at the grave. Interment was made in Fairview cemetery in charge of the Snyder funeral home.
The pallbearers were: J. Lewis Gugler, Ira Williams, J.R. Rhodebeck, Harry Dye, Walter Williams and Harold Foos.
Those attending the services from out of the city were:
Mr. and Mrs. A. Ernest Buckingham, Elyria;
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Versoy, Cleveland;
Mrs. Ada Crosby, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Tucker, Roger Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Geneous Cramer, LeRoy Cramer, Mt. Liberty;
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Pearl, Mr. and Mrs. Clint D. Vail, Mrs. Hattie Sheeman, Miss Grace Sheeman, Miss Mabel Ewalt, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cramer, Mrs. Dwight Cramer, Mt. Vernon;
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Ludwig, Gibsonburg;
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Van Houten, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Romick, Dunkirk;
Mr. and Mrs. Orla Bair, Merril Keller, Mrs. C.B. Garst, Bucyrus;
Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Keller, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Keller, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Keller, Mrs. Ora Butler, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Slack, Miss Elsie Slack, Fern Slack, Sparta;
Fred Panasuck, Sharon, Pa.;
Mrs. Bertha Marlow, Marion;
Mr. and Mrs. Baker, Shelby; Mr. and Mrs. F.P. Vogel,
Mrs. Delpha Barr, Crestline.
With a little bit of effort I can identify these people at least some of them as part of the Keller family. It is a very wonderful list.
At this time I come to the end of my posts on Peter and Eliza (Evertts) Keller’s family. There is so much more to do on this family such as estate papers, court documents, a revisit to the deeds for Morrow and now Crawford County, funeral records, cemetery records, followed by marriage and death and even more census work. I feel I have left a lot undone but it is time to move on and share about more of Peter’s siblings.