Lavinia Belle Myer

19 July 1867–
New York, United States

The Life of Lavinia Belle

When Lavinia Belle Myer was born on 19 July 1867, in New York, United States, her father, Cornelius Myer, was 38 and her mother, Nelly Catharine Whitaker, was 34.

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Cornelius Myer
Nelly Catharine Whitaker
Sarah Adelaide Myer
Abraham Henry Myer
Mary Alice Myer
Mary Lucelia Myer
Alfred Legrande Myer
Lysander Franklin Myer
Lydia Ann Myer
Lavinia Belle Myer
Charles Lewis Myer
Emma Jane Myer

Parents and Siblings


    Nelly Catharine Whitaker




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World Events (3)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1868 · The Fourteenth Amendment

Age 1

As one of the Reconstruction Amendments, the Fourteenth Amendment addresses the rights and protections that all citizens of the United States have. The amendment also limits actions of state and local officials in all states.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 50

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name from Old French mire ‘physician’. 2. topographic name from Middle English mire ‘marsh’ (Old Norse mýrr). 3. variant of Mayer 1.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Lavina Myer in household of Cornelius Myer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lavinia Belle Myer - Published information: birth-name: Lavinia B. Myer

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