Marian E MCKEEN Florence A MCKEEN Delora Alma BLACK Mini tree diagram
Alonzo Thomas Gunter MCKEEN

Alonzo Thomas Gunter MCKEEN1,2,6,7,8,3,4

10th Mar 18971,2,3,4,5 - 14th Nov 19782,4

Life History

10th Mar 1897

Born in Carlsbad, Eddy, New Mexico.1,2,3,4,5

12th Mar 1919

Married Delora Alma BLACK in Carlsbad, Eddy, New Mexico.6,7

1st Jan 1920

Birth of daughter Marian E MCKEEN in Ventura County, California.9,4,10,11

26th Dec 1920

Birth of daughter Florence A MCKEEN in Riverside County, California.9,5,4

after 1921

Divorced from Delora Alma BLACK in California.8,5,6

Mar 1977

Death of Delora Alma BLACK in California.6

14th Nov 1978

Died in Victorville, San Bernardino, California.2,4


  • World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Alonzo Thomas Gunter Mckeen
    Residence and place of employment Carlsbad Eddy County, New Mexico
    Birth 10 Mar 1897 New Mexico
    Employed by J O Keen (father)
    Father's birth place Texas
    Father's residence Malaga, Eddy, New Mexico
    Gray Eyes, Dark Brown Hair
    Registered 5 June 1918 in Eddy County, NM

    Gunter married Delora Black in his home town of Carlsbad, in Eddy County, New Mexico.

    Western States Marriage Record Index
    Groom A T Gunter MCKEEN
    Bride Delora BLACK
    Marriage 12 Mar 1919 Eddy County, New Mexico
    Marriage ID#1514359, Volume 3, Page 109

    Delora Black
    Birth 1899 in Texas, Death MAR 1977
    Marriage to Alonzo Thomas Gunter McKeen 12 Mar 1919 in Eddy, New Mexico
    Marriage to Tom Gilbert Green 1929 in California
    --  Black-McKeen,

    Soon after their marriage, Gunter and Delora moved to California, along with Gunter's parents.  They were enumerated in Ventura County in 1920.  Gunter was working on the Olive Sands Ranch.

    1920 Federal Census, Ventura County, California, 15 January, White Township, District 273, page 7A, Olive Sands Ranch, Hse #153, Fam #154
    McKeen, Gunter Head Rents M W 22 NM TX AR Ranch Laborer [b abt 1887]
    McKeen, Delora Wife F W 21 TX TX TX [b abt 1888]

    In 1920 Gunter's parents, John O and Jennie McKeen, were living next door to them on the Olive Sands Ranch.  Both John and Gunter, as well as Gunter's brother John are reported as Ranch laborers.

    1920 Federal Census, Ventura County, California, 15 January, Voting Precinct 1, District 273, page 7A, Olive Sands Ranch, Hse #152, Fam #153
    McKeen, John Rents Head F W 62 TX NM MO Ranch Laborer
    McKeen, Jenine M Wife F W 55 AR AL AL
    McKeen, John L Son F W 27 NM TX AR Ranch Laborer
    McKeen, Henry W Son F W 17 NM TX AR (Occupaton unreadable)

    They were reported the next year in the city directory for Riverside, California

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Riverside, California, City Directory, 1921, p 190
    McKeen Gunter (Delora) farmer h 273 N Monroe

    California Death Index, 1940-1997
    Thomas McKeen
    Birth 10 Mar 1897 New Mexico
    Death 14 Nov 1978, San Bernardino County
    SS# 553-14-6253

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Thomas McKeen10 Mar 1897
    Died Nov 1978
    Last Residence San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California 92415
    Last Benefit Address Victorville, San Bernardino, California 92392
    SSN 553-14-6253 issued California (1952)


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