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This biography is taken from Biographical History of Northeastern Ohio, Embracing the counties of Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake; Lewis Publishing Company, 1893. Located in Morley Library, Painesville, Ohio, Call #F497.A73.B6.
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E. D. Keener, a prominent furniture dealer and undertaker of Painesville, Ohio, a young, intelligent and enterprising business man and esteemed citizen, was born in the city, July 25, 1854. His father, Charles L. Keener, was born in Germany July 25, 1827 where he learned the cabinet maker's trade. In 1847, he accompanied his parents to America, landing in New York City, whence they came to Painesville, Ohio.
The subject of this sketch was the only son, and was reared in Madison, where he attended the common schools. He learned his father's business, which he managed from 1873 to 1878. In June of the latter year, he removed to Painesville where he has since been successfully engaged in the general furniture and undertaking business.
February 21, 1878, Mr. Keener was married to Miss Carrie C. Ellsworth, a native of Lake County, Ohio of which her parents were early and respected residents. They have one child Charline. Mr. Keener and family reside in their comfortable and pleasant home on St. Clair Street, No. 122 surrounded by all that makes life enjoyable.
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