Marjorie Viola Van Matre

1903–1985 (Age 81)
Shasta, California, United States

The Life of Marjorie Viola

When Marjorie Viola Van Matre was born on 17 March 1903, in Shasta, California, United States, her father, Frederick Clarence VanMatre, was 32 and her mother, Carrie Bertholas, was 20. She married Frank Leon Mason on 22 September 1920, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. She lived in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1920 and Sterling, Hinsdale, Colorado, United States in 2005. She died in 1985, in California, United States, at the age of 82.

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Marjorie Viola Van Matre
Frank Leon Mason
Marriage: 22 September 1920

Spouse & Children

22 September 1920
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 3

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1909 · Garden of the Gods Park

Age 6

In 1879, railroad tycoon, Charles Elliott Perkins bought 240 acres whrere The Garden of the Gods is located, and planned to use it as a summer home. Perkins died in 1907 before he could establish it as a public park. Perkin's children donated the now 480 acres to the city of Colorado Springs, to become a public park.
1929 · Denver Airport opens

Age 26

On Oct 17 1929, Denver Municipal Airport opens. Later, in 1964, it would be renamed Stapleton International Airport. It would be replaced by Denver International Airport, 31 years later.

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)

  • Marjorie V Van Matre in household of Mary Bartholas, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Marjorie Van Meter in household of Cary Van Meter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marjorie van Matre, "California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997"

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