Elizabeth May Conat

12 August 1870–December 1917 (Age 47)
Burtchville Township, St. Clair, Michigan, United States

The Life of Elizabeth May

When Elizabeth May Conat was born on 12 August 1870, in Burtchville Township, St. Clair, Michigan, United States, her father, Barnabus Hamilton Conat, was 45 and her mother, Isabella McQueen, was 40. She married Charles Kivel on 18 September 1895, in St. Clair, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Greenleaf Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died in December 1917, in Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States, at the age of 47.

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Charles Kivel
Elizabeth May Conat
Marriage: 18 September 1895
Leona Kivel

Spouse and Children

18 September 1895
St. Clair, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 9

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Age 16

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 French: unexplained. Perhaps a respelling of Monatte, a habitational name from either of two localities named La Monatte: in Craponne-sur-Arzon in Haute-Loire, or Saint-Bonnet-le Coureau in Loire.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Monat ‘month’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Conat in household of Bomer Conat, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lizzie M Kivel in household of Charles Kivel, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lizzie Kivel in household of Charles Kivel, "United States Census, 1910"

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