When Eliza Izora Updegraff was born on 24 May 1868, in Nodaway, Missouri, United States, her father, Joseph Updegraff, was 48 and her mother, Eliza Jane Miller, was 41. She married William David Clark on 25 February 1891, in Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Polk Township, Nodaway, Missouri, United States in 1870 and Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died in January 1929, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 60.
Americanized form of Dutch Op de Graef or Op den Graef: topographic name for someone who lived by a channel or watercourse, from Dutch op ‘beside’ + de ‘the’ + graf (Middle Dutch grave) ‘stream, channel, watercourse’. The surname Op de(n) Graef, which was brought to the US from Germany, is no longer found in the Netherlands or Germany. Compare Updegrove , Uptegrove , and Upthegrove .
History: Two brothers, Derick and Abraham Updegraff (their surnames are recorded in various forms), were among the thirteen German families from Krefeld who in 1683 founded the first German-speaking settlement on American soil, Germantown, PA, near Philadelphia. Their forebears had emigrated to Germany from the Netherlands two generations before.