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William Robert Keller (1867-1924), was born on December 6, 1867, in Heilmandale, Pennsylvania, son of William Keller (1835-1902), and Jane Eliza Yeager (1836-1912). His ancestral family were German immigrants who were among the earliest settlers in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

In 1880, he lived in North Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

In 1890, he graduated Lebanon Valley College.

From 1891-1894 he was principal of the Johnstown School, Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

In 1895, he moved to Philadelphia and entered Temple University Law School.

He was admitted to the Bar, and entered the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

On June 27, 1901, he married Minerva Sipes (1869-1956). They had two sons : William Fulton Keller (1903-1944), and Eugene Alvin Keller (1904-1968). Eugene became an engineer and in 1940, married Virginia Beauchamp.

From 1905-1909, he was president of the Quaker City Philatelic Society.

In 1909, he was the librarian of the Philadelphia Stamp Club.

In 1911, he was president of the Philadelphia Stamp Club, and served as a contributing editor of the The Philadelphia Stamp News.

He died on August 10, 1924.He is buried in Old Goshenhoppen Cemetery, Woxall, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Bibliography :

The Philadelphia Stamp News, April 1, 1911.