Keeler, Addison Starr.

Biography

Keeler, Addison Starr, Jr. (Kuler); b. November 8, 1899, Sausalito, California; Father Addison Starr Keeler, Mother Grace Ruth Taft Keeler; Prior Service US Marine Corps WW I, enlisted September 24, 1918 assigned to the Training Company, Paris Island, North Carolina and discharged February 26, 1919; Married (divorced); Newspaperman; CP 1935; Received Passport# 438338 on June 9, 1938 which listed his address as 246 2nd Street, San Francisco, California(635 E. Street, San Diego, California); Arrived in Spain via Salinas on July 11, 1937; Served with the XV BDE;  Deserted during the Retreats, sought help from the American Consul in Gibraltar, Left Gibraltar by stowing away on the British steamship Lanarone along with Peter John Campo, John Weiss, Raymond Ticer, Michael Bishop and Roben Hodge; refused permission to land in Dartmouth England, All were arrested in when the ship docked in Scotland, they initially claimed to have deserted from Franco’s foreign Legion; sentenced to 21 days in jail on June 1, 1938, expelled and arrived in the US on June 19, 1938 aboard the Scythia; d. March 2, 1962, Santa Clara, California, buried Golden Gate Cemetery; Wife Martha Haeberlin Keeler.
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; RGASPI; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave 3595095; ; “Franco Fugitives Barred From Landing in England,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 19, 1938.  Code A