Henry Workman Keller, Los Angeles financier, was born on April 15, 1869, the son of Matthew Keller (q.v.) and Eliza Agnes
(Christie) Keller. His father had been born in Ireland, emigrated to the United States in 1832, then went to Mexico for about
12 years. He returned to the United States and in 1851 settled in Los Angeles, becoming one of its pioneer vintners and businessmen.
When ten years old, Henry Keller was sent to school in France; two years later his father passed away. At the age of thirteen
he became the ward to Isaias W. Hellman, long a friend of his father's and president of the Farmers & Merchants Bank. Henry
inherited the Malibu Ranch and at the age of eighteen entered the cattle business. In 1891 he sold the Malibu Ranch to Frederick
K. Rindge and retained only a small section in Solstice Canyon for himself. In 1894 he married Mary Adelaine Boehme, daughter
of George Boehme of Santa Monica. They had eight children: Ruth FitzGerald, Donald Keller, Frederick Keller, Kenneth Andrew
Keller, John Mathew Keller, Katherine O'Brien, Marian Francis, and Marjorie Cannell.
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