Elizabeth Mae " Lizzie" Van Meter

1891–1984 (Age 92)
Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Mae " Lizzie"

When Elizabeth Mae " Lizzie" Van Meter was born on 7 June 1891, in Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States, her father, George S Van Meter, was 47 and her mother, Louvina Muriel Hawn, was 29. She married Lawrence Arlington Hershbarger on 11 April 1910, in Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Somer Township, Champaign, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1935. She died on 6 January 1984, in Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States.

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Elizabeth Mae " Lizzie" Van Meter
Lawrence Arlington Hershbarger
Marriage: 11 April 1910
Hazel Fern Hershbarger
Thelma Alice Hershbarger

Spouse & Children

11 April 1910
Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 1

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Elizabeth Herschberger, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elizabeth Hershbarger in household of Laurence A Hershbarger, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elizabeth M Hershbarger in household of Arlie L Hershbarger, "United States Census, 1910"

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