Nettie Belle Vedder

Brief Life History of Nettie Belle

When Nettie Belle Vedder was born on 23 January 1883, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Washington Irving Vedder, was 22 and her mother, Josephine Ballou, was 21. She lived in Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1935. She died on 11 December 1941, in Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Nettie Belle Vedder

Sources (14)

  • Nettie E Vedder, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nettie Bell Bedder, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Nettie Dunham, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Wolf, Hellmuth, Kurt, Orlo, Dietrich, Eckhard, Helmut.

German and Dutch: relationship name from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch vedder ‘(paternal) uncle, cousin’, which was also used more generally to denote any male relative. Compare Vetter .

History: Many of the American Vedders are descended from Harmen Albertse Vedder from the Netherlands, who was in Beverwyck in New Netherland (now Albany, NY) before 1657 and died in Schenectady, NY, in or before 1715.

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

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