Brigadier General, United States Army
KELLER DEAD; AEF ENGINEER, 81
WIB Official in 1917-18 Was A Deputy Chief Overseas
Construction Aide in 1941
CORONADO, California, September 17, 1949 – Brigadier General Charles Keller, USA, retired, of Winnetka, Illinois, Deputy Chief Engineer of the AEF in World War I, died yesterday at the Hotel Del Coronado. His age was 81. He and Mrs. Keller came here August 24 and had planned to make their home in Coronado after residing for twenty-three years in Winnetka.
General Keller was power administrator of the War Industries Board in 1917 and 1918 and received the Distinguished Service Medal for service during World War I. Recalled to active duty in 1940, he was District Army Engineer in Chicago, supervising Midwest river and harbor and other construction projects totaling millions of dollars.
When he retired in 1943, he was the oldest Army officer on active duty.
A funeral service was held here today. The ashes will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
NOTE: Graduated from the United States Military
Academy in the class of 1890.
KELLER, FRANCES ROSENFIELD W/O CHARLES
Posted: 16 January 2008