Mary Elizabeth Van Matre

1900–1991 (Age 91)
Middletown, Henry, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Van Matre was born on 6 April 1900, in Middletown, Henry, Indiana, United States, her father, Augustus Abner Van Matre, was 29 and her mother, Mae Lois Davis, was 28. She married John Robert Morris on 22 June 1923, in Henry, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Fall Creek Township, Henry, Indiana, United States in 1910 and New Carlisle, Bethel Township, Clark, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 27 December 1991, at the age of 91, and was buried in New Carlisle, Clark, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary Elizabeth Van Matre
John Robert Morris
Marriage: 22 June 1923
Joan Morris

Spouse & Children

22 June 1923
Henry, Indiana, United States


  • Joan Morris


Parents & Siblings

  • Augustus Abner Van Matre


  • Mae Lois Davis




  • Herschel Davis Van Matre


  • Julia Catherine Van Matre


  • Van Matre (infant)


  • Female1900–1991Female

  • Benjamin Cyrus Van Matre


World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 6

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 27

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary E Van Natrique in household of Augustus Van Natrique, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary E Morris in household of J Robt Morris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary E Van Metre in household of Augustus A Van Metre, "United States Census, 1910"

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