Betty Isabelle Wyckoff

about 1842–6 December 1926 (Age 84)
New York, United States

The Life of Betty Isabelle

When Betty Isabelle Wyckoff was born about 1842, in New York, United States, her father, Elias Wyckoff, was 24 and her mother, Mary Ann Spade, was 20. She married Elijah Porter on 22 March 1875, in Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States. She lived in Jasper, Steuben, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 December 1926, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States.

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Elijah Porter
Betty Isabelle Wyckoff
Marriage: 22 March 1875

Spouse and Children

22 March 1875
Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 5

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone living at the main farm in a district, from Dutch wijk ‘district’ + hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’ ( see Hof ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Isabel Wycroff in household of Elias Wycroff, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Betsy I Wyckoff in household of Elias Wyckoff, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Isabel Wyckoff in household of Elias Wyckoff, "United States Census, 1860"

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