Zelia Luella Van Alstine

Brief Life History of Zelia Luella Van

When Zelia Luella Van Alstine was born on 16 October 1872, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, her father, David Clarke Van Alstine, was 26 and her mother, Zelia Eliza Von Plank, was 24. She married Ulysses Grant Hill on 26 November 1891, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 24 March 1907, in Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Flemon Waters
1868–1953
Zelia Luella Van Alstine
1872–1907
Marriage: 27 October 1898
Stella Adella Waters
1899–1966
Jennie Fay Waters
1901–2001
Lillie Opal Waters
1903–1985
Infant Waters
1905–1905

Sources (17)

  • Lucella Z Vanalstine in household of David C Vanalstine, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Ella Van Alstine, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Luella Waters, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Anstein: topographic name meaning ‘at the rock’, from Middle High German an ‘at’ + stein ‘rock’. The surname Anstein is very rare in Germany.

Alternatively, an Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Einstein .

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

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