When Mary Ellen Westervelt was born on 8 April 1878, in Washington, Idaho, United States, her father, Fredrick Abraham Westervelt, was 53 and her mother, Elizabeth Matilda Harris, was 25. She married George Brigham Williams Owens on 5 June 1902, in Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States for about 50 years. She died on 10 July 1966, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.
Dutch: habitational name from Westervelt in Ebblinghem, or Westerveld in Drenthe and West Flanders.
History: Lubbert van Westervelt came from Meppel on the Zuider Zee, the Netherlands, to Bergen County, NJ, in 1662.
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