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Keeler, Daniel Mandeville



  • Existence: 1900-1990

Biographical History

Daniel Mandeville Keeler (1900-1990) was a carpenter, builder, and genealogist in Utah.

Daniel Mandeville Keeler was born on October 28, 1900 in Provo, Utah to parents Joseph Brigham and Virginia Christensen. He married Virginia Christensen in the Salt Lake Temple on January 3, 1923 and they had five children: Ellen, Jennie, Colleen, Daniel, and Philip. He was a carpenter and builder working for Liberty Fuel Co. in Latuda, Utah and Geneva Steel Co. in Provo, the latter for which he worked for until retiring in 1967. In his spare time, he worked with his wife in genealogical research, gathering material for both the Christensen and Keeler families until Virginia passed away in 1970. For the last two decades, Daniel continued to independently work on these documents and even published a biography on his parents in 1989. He passed away on July 17, 1990.


Deseret News, May 3, 2017 (Daniel Mandeville Keeler; b. Oct. 28, 1900; d. July 21, 1990), May 3, 2017 (Children included Daniel Albert Keeler, Jennie Maurine Keeler, Colleen Keeler, and Phillip Fairbanks Keeler)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel Mandeville Keeler papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3091
Abstract Collection contains Daniel Mandeville Keeler's family history work. Collection also contains correspondences, and notes from Keeler's various Church positions.
Dates: 1900-1990

Keeler family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2043
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of the books "Some Christensens Who Came from Thy" by Virginia C. Keeler and "Build Thee More Stately" by Daniel A. Keeler alongside historical documents pertaining to the creation of those books and to the history of the Keeler family ranging from letters, photographs, and documents from Brigham Young Academy and Brigham Young University. Also includes material pertaining to Joseph B. Keeler, grandfather of Ellen Keeler Thompson. Dated 1847-1990.
Dates: 1847-1990

Oral history interview with Daniel Mandeville Keeler

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 68
Scope and Contents Interview by Bertrand Harrison with Daniel Keeler, coal miner and steel worker, concerning the work of his father, Joseph B. Keeler, at Brigham Young Academy and Brigham Young University, 1884-1920. Includes comments on the development of BYU, and particularily the construction of campus buildings, and comments about BYU presidents. Also tells of Keeler's experiences as a student at BYU, his family, and the work of his parents in the Utah Stake with the development of Aaronic Priesthood and...
Dates: 1981