Mabel Grace Ranstead

15 August 1887–2 February 1987 (Age 99)
Earlville, LaSalle, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mabel Grace

When Mabel Grace Ranstead was born on 15 August 1887, in Earlville, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, her father, Herbert Evelyn Ranstead, was 45 and her mother, Sarah Miller, was 37. She married Herbert LaVier on 30 August 1910, in Kane, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Harris, Texas, United States in 1920 and Meriden, LaSalle, Illinois, United States in 1930. She died on 2 February 1987, in Libertyville, Lake, Illinois, United States, at the age of 99, and was buried in Precinct Cemetery, Earlville, LaSalle, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Herbert LaVier
Mabel Grace Ranstead
Marriage: 30 August 1910
Ethel May LaVier
Dorothy Hazel LaVier
Marjorie Fern Lavier

Spouse and Children

30 August 1910
Kane, Illinois, United States



    Dorothy Hazel LaVier


    Marjorie Fern Lavier


Parents and Siblings

    Herbert Evelyn Ranstead


    Sarah Miller




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 7

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 26

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of German Anstett .2 English: of uncertain derivation; perhaps a variant of Hampstead, a habitational name for someone from Hampstead in Greater London, Hampstead Norreys or Hampstead Marshall in Berkshire, or either of two places called Hamstead, in the West Midlands and the Isle of Wight. All are named as ‘the homestead’, from Old English hām-stede.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mabel Ranstead in household of Herman Ranstead, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mable G Bardoner in household of Martin V Bardoner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mable Ranstead in household of Hurbert Ranstead, "United States Census, 1900"

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