247. Dorothy Lucile5 JOHNSON (Cora4 QUINN, Joseph Hugh3, John2, John1 QUIN) was born in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN on 16 May 1898. Lucile died on 16 December 1985 in Torrance, Los Angeles County, CA, at 87 years of age. (SSN 553-37-9290)
She married Col William Henry KELLER 28 Mar 1921, in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN. William was born on 4 August 1898 in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN. William was the son of Justus Wilhelm KELLER and Eliza N. (Ida) DAVIS. William died in July 1986 in Alhambra, Los Angeles County, CA, at 87 years of age Episcopal Retirement Home. (SSN 307-14-5560)
He resided at 301 Greenfield Avenue in San Mateo, San Mateo County, CA in July 1952. The following individual is also linked to this event: Dorothy Lucile JOHNSON (wife). William served as a Colonel,Quartermaster Corps in the United States Army. He resided in Canterbury Retirement Home in Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, CA in August 1986. The following individual is also linked to this event: Dorothy Lucile JOHNSON (wife). William Henry Keller was born and raised on the south side of Indianapolis where he graduated from Manual Arts High School. In 1917 he joined the Army and served in France as a Corporal with the 151st Field Artillery of the Rainbow Division. After the war he became a salesman with the Republic Creosote Company, but lost this position during the Depression. He subsequently proposed and was assigned a position to establish the first vehicle maintenance garage for the Indiana State Police. He was Superintendent of Maintenance for the State Police at their facility near Fountain Square on the south side of Indianapolis until 1940. In the 1920's he had joined the Indiana National Guard and received a commission (O-276579) and, in 1940, was called to active duty as a Captain in the Quartermaster Corps of the Indiana 39th Division. After the outbreak of the Second World War he remained in the Quartermaster Corps, but was assigned with the Army Air Corps. He was assigned to Brookley Field, Mobile, Alabama until mid-1942 when he was reassigned as Post Quartermaster at Patterson Field, Ohio. He subsequently was promoted to Major and Lieutenant Colonel and assigned to the Air Service Command (now the Air Force Materiel Command). In 1944 he was transferred to the Pacific Theatre with the Far East Air Service Command where he served in Hollandia, New Guinea; Biak; the Philippines; and Okinawa. He returned to the United States in late 1945 after the conclusion of the war. He left the Army at that time and returned to Indianapolis. However, in 1946 he returned to active duty as a Lieutenant Colonel and was briefly assigned to the Brooklyn Army Base in New York. In 1947 he was transferred to Fort Mason, San Fransisco where he was Chief of Graves Registrations Division which was responsible for the return of American war dead from the Pacific. In 1949 he was transferred to Marburg, Germany as Commander of the Quartermaster Reclamation Depot where he remained until 1952. He was transferred to the Oakland Army Depot in 1952 and purchased a house in San Mateo, California. He was assigned at Oakland Army Base until being transferred to Korea in 1955. Although a Lieutenant Colonel on active duty, he was a Colonel in the Army Reserve. Having served 20 years active duty and 10 years in the reserve, he retired as a Colonel in 1957. He remained in San Mateo, California until two years befor his death when he and his wife, Lucile, moved to Southern California where their son and daughter lived.
In in July 1952 Lucile, as Col William Henry KELLER's wife, resided with him at 301 Greenfield Avenue, in San Mateo, San Mateo County, CA. In in August 1986 Lucile, as Col William Henry KELLER's wife, resided with him in Canterbury Retirement Home, in Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, CA.
Dorothy Lucile JOHNSON and Col William Henry KELLER had the following children:
+ 387 i. Constance Lucile6 KELLER was born on 17 February 1923.
+ 388 ii. William Jon KELLER was born on 17 June 1928.
+ 389 iii. James Philip KELLER was born on 29 November 1933.
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