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Helen Adams Keller
Birth: Jun. 27, 1880
Tuscumbia
Colbert County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 1968
Easton
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

Social Activist. After losing her sight and hearing when only 19 months old, Helen Keller would learn to read and write with the help of Anne Sullivan of the Perkins Institute for the Blind; this extraordinary process was later immortalized in William Gibson's 1959 play "The Miracle Worker." Keller graduated from Radcliffe College with honors in 1904, wrote several books, and became a ceaseless advocate for a number of causes and organizations, including both pacifist and veterans' groups, the American Foundation for the Blind, and the International Workers of the World. (bio by: Stuthehistoryguy) 
 
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 Parents:
  Arthur Henley Keller (1836 - 1896)
  Catherine Everett Adams Keller (1856 - 1921)
 
 Siblings:
  James McDonald Keller (1867 - 1906)**
  Fannie S. Keller (1871 - 1872)**
  William Simpson Keller (1874 - 1925)**
  Helen Adams Keller (1880 - 1968)
  Mildred Campbell Keller Tyson (1886 - 1969)*
  Phillips Brooks Keller (1891 - 1971)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
HELEN KELLER AND HER LIFELONG COMPANION ANNIE SULLIVAN MACY ARE INTERRED IN THE COLUMBARIUM BEHIND THE CHAPEL.

(Also written in BRAILLE)
 
Burial:
Washington National Cathedral
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 567
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- Debbie
 Added: Sep. 10, 2016
You said" Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming." -- And Dear Ms. Keller -- almost 50 years later -- the world is still in pain. May you rest in peace.
- Bling Blinky of TEXAS
 Added: Sep. 9, 2016
Throughout my life you have been an inspiration to me. Your courage never ceased to amaze me.Soar Proudly with the Eagles Ms. Keller, you have earned it.
- Donaglee Lovegrove
 Added: Aug. 3, 2016
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