Elizabeth Van Rensselaer

May 1845–1911 (Age 65)
Albany, New York, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Van Rensselaer was born in May 1845, in Albany, New York, United States, her father, Henry Bell Van Rensselaer, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Ray King, was 29. She married George Waddington on 3 June 1873. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States for about 5 years and New York City, New York, United States in 1910. She died in 1911, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

George Waddington
Elizabeth Van Rensselaer
Marriage: 3 June 1873
Mary Elizabeth Waddington
Euphemia Van Rensselaer Waddington

Spouse and Children

3 June 1873


Parents and Siblings



    Henry S. J. Van Rensselaer



    Cornelia Van Rensselaer


    Stephen Van Rensselaer


    Euphemia Van Rensselaer


+6 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 18

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 18

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elisabeth Wadlington in household of George Wadlington, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Elisabeth Van Rensalaer in household of Elisabeth R Van Rensalaer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elisabeth Van Renselaer in household of Henry Van Renselaer, "New York State Census, 1855"

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