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Stanley Clayton "Curly" Keller (1914-1961)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Monday, October 16, 1961

Believe Man Took His Own Life, 1961

    Upon notificatfon of next-of-kin, RCMP here released the name of the construction camp cook who, apparently, took his own life near Ross River last week. He was Stanley Clayton Keller, 47. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. J.W. Brown of Niagara Falls and a step-brother, Charles Keller, also of Niagara Falls.

    Evidence indicated that Keller had shot himself in the head with a rifle. He had been at the construction camp a few days only at the time of his death.

The Whitehorse Star - Tuesday, September 3, 1996

Relative seeks information, 1996

Letter to the Editor

    My name is Carol Keller, and I am writing to inquire about an article that may have been printed in your paper.

    It has to do with either a shooting or suicide death.

    On Oct. 6, 1961, my uncle, Stanley Clayton Keller, was found dead in Whitehorse.

    The RCMP contacted my father, but the details were sketchy. I contacted the RCMP recently, but was informed this case was too old, and the records could not be found.

    I am doing a family history, and I would like to find some information on Stanley a.k.a. Curly. We do not know how he came to be in Whitehorse, and if he knew anyone there. We were never told where he is buried.

    He was known to be with a woman called Agnes.

    If you could help me, it would greatly be appreciated. I do not know where to go to get any other information.

Carol Keller
4725 McDougall Cres.
Niagara Falls, Ont.
L2E 1B8

Ed. note: The Oct. 16, 1961 Star reported that the writer's uncle was a cook at a construction camp in Ross River.