Elizabeth Elsie Schoenhals

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Elsie

When Elizabeth Elsie Schoenhals was born on 11 June 1875, in Genoa Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States, her father, Conrad Conrad Schoenhals II, was 41 and her mother, Rosanna Boylan, was 37. She married William E. Musson on 25 January 1905, in Howell, Livingston, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died on 17 September 1937, at the age of 62, and was buried in Howell, Livingston, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

William E. Musson
1867–1929
Elizabeth Elsie Schoenhals
1875–1937
Marriage: 25 January 1905
Robert Winter Musson
1905–1950
Neil C Musson
1908–1910
Gerald William Musson
1910–1982

Sources (14)

  • Elizabeth Musson in household of William E Musson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lizzie Schoenhals, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Elizabeth E Schoenhals, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German schœn ‘beautiful’ + hals ‘neck’.

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

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