Keeler, Harvey Eugene

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Harvey Eugene Keeler (1855-1933) some listings say "Hervey" instead of "Harvey". We'll use "Harvey."

At the time of his death, Harvey E. Keeler was a resident of Wilmette, Illinois. He was Treasurer of the American Water Works Association and represented Ludlow Valve Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of valves.

Harvey E. Keeler was the President of the Rogers Park Water Company.

And, the Chicago manager of the Ludlow Valve Manufacturing Company;

Born in: Seneca Falls, NY, on January 2, 1855;

Son of: William Henry Keeler and Netty Agnes Keeler, nee Netty Agnes Bignall,

Educated in public schools in New York;

Married Mary F. Keeler, nee: Mary F. Burnham, in St. Louis, Missouri, on January 2, 1878;

daughter: Georgie Keeler now (Mrs. Harry B. Clark, a.k.a. Mrs. Georgie Clark).

First business connection was with the Silsby Manufacturing Company (now known as the American LaFrance Fire Engine Company) at Seneca Falls, NY, in 1872;

Keeler then went to St. Louis, Missouri, and was traveling salesman for the M.C. Bignal Company, heavy hardware;

He then represented the same line with Ripley & Kimball, 1877-9;

And, then, with National Tube Works, Chicago branch, 1879-99;

in 1899 opened Chicago branch for the Ludlow Valve Manufacturing Company, of which he has since had charge as manager.

In 1889 organized the Rogers Park water system and still operates it as president and director of the Rogers Park Water Company;

also general manager of Lake Forest Water Company.

Past Master Park Lodge No. 843, Masons;

past high priest Evanston Chapter No. 144, R.A.M.,

Park Chapter No. 213, R.A.M.;

past commander Evanston Commandery No. 58, Knights Templar (K.T.);

member: Oriental Consistory (32 degree), of Chicago.



Clubs: Union League Club, Edgewater Golf Club, Birchwood Country Club, Rotary Club.

Recreations: travel and golf.

Office 97-99 S. Clinton Street (1905), 633 The Rookery (1911, 1917).

Residence: 3678 N. Sheridan Road (1905), 7229 N. Sheridan Road, (1917)

Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1905, Book of Chicagoans, 1911, and Book of Chicagoans, 1917.


Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Eugene Keeler were listed in the 1893 Chicago Blue Book, page 779. This issue does not list the address of anyone living in Rogers Park.

Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Eugene Keeler were listed in the 1894 Chicago Blue Book, page 773. This issue does not list the address of anyone living in Rogers Park.

Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Eugene Keeler, 3678 N. Sheridan Road, 1904 Chicago Blue Book, page 268.


RPWRHS photo K002-1201 shows the residence of Harvey Eugene Keeler, 3662 N. Sheridan Road (7200 N.), circa 1880.