Friday, October 25, 2013

Morris Keller, Sr.

Morris Keller, Sr.

Morris Sr. was a product of the union between Jules Keller and Pauline Pryor (Prayer). He was one of several children. The Keller Klan included: Noel, Bartholomaus, Noelie, Pierre, Julien, Juliene aka Julia, Marie, Noemie and Morris Sr.

Morris was the baby of the family, born on September 8, 1901. He married Catherine Morris and built a fine family his own. They filled their home with nine children: Larry, Willie Mae, Charles, Clarence, Susie, Dorothy, Morris Jr., Shirley, and Margaret. He lived most of his life between Vacherie. He was of mixed heritage: African and Native American descent.

Morris worked hard as a laborer on the local sugar cane fields. Morris Sr. passed away at the age of ninety-three on December 8, 1994.

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