Mattie Elscott

10 August 1878–12 June 1951 (Age 72)
Pella, Marion, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mattie

When Mattie Elscott was born on 10 August 1878, in Pella, Marion, Iowa, United States, her father, Jan or John Elscott, was 40 and her mother, Catharine Verheul, was 39. She married Garret Klyn on 25 April 1908, in Lynnville, Jasper, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Jasper, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Lynn Grove Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 12 June 1951, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Sully Cemetery, Sully, Jasper, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Garret Klyn
Mattie Elscott
Marriage: 25 April 1908
Harold Garret Klyn
Lester Klyn

Spouse and Children

25 April 1908
Lynnville, Jasper, Iowa, United States


    Harold Garret Klyn


    Lester Klyn


Parents and Siblings

    Jan or John Elscott


    Catharine Verheul




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 6

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places called Eastcott (Wiltshire), Eastcotts (Bedfordshire), Eastcote (Greater London), or Eastcourt (Wiltshire), all named from Old English ēast ‘eastern’ + cot ‘cottage(s)’.2 In some cases the name may be an altered spelling of the French ethnic name Escot, a cognate of Scott .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mattie Klyn in household of Garret Klyn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mattie Klyn in household of Garrett Klyn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mattie Klyn in household of Garret Klyn, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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