Van Estee Mosteller

29 September 1896–2 May 1978 (Age 81)
Tusquitee, Clay, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Van Estee

When Van Estee Mosteller was born on 29 September 1896, in Tusquitee, Clay, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Madison Mosteller Jr, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Kitchens, was 26. He married Alice Lee on 23 February 1927, in Cherokee, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Valleytown, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States in 1920 and Valley Town Township, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 2 May 1978, in Andrews, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Valleytown Cemetery, Valleytown, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States.

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Van Estee Mosteller
Alice Lee
Marriage: 23 February 1927
A V Mosteller
Fred Mosteller
Anneta Mae Mosteller
Claude Ronald Mosteller

Spouse and Children

23 February 1927
Cherokee, North Carolina, United States


    A V Mosteller


    Fred Mosteller


    Anneta Mae Mosteller


    Claude Ronald Mosteller


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World Events (8)

1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 1

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 22

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

German: unexplained.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Van Mosteller, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Van E Mostellar in household of Eliza J Mostellar, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Van E Mosteller in household of James M Mosteller, "United States Census, 1900"

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