Marion Kathryn Steffen

26 August 1923–28 December 1971 (Age 48)
Lyons, Burt, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Marion Kathryn

When Marion Kathryn Steffen was born on 26 August 1923, in Lyons, Burt, Nebraska, United States, her father, William Albert Louis Steffen, was 29 and her mother, Gertrude Henrietta Fleck, was 28. She married John Douglas Elliott on 14 July 1945, in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States. She lived in Kenyon, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States in 1930 and Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States in 1935. She died on 28 December 1971, in Evansville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 48.

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John Douglas Elliott
Marion Kathryn Steffen
Marriage: 14 July 1945

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14 July 1945
Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 8

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 14

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Dutch, North German, and English: from the personal name Steffen, a vernacular form of Latin Stephanus ( see Steven ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Marian Steffen in household of William Steffen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marion K Steffen in household of William A Steffen, "United States Census, 1930"

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