Marion Van Matre

1906–1978 (Age 72)
The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon, United States

The Life of Marion

When Marion Van Matre was born on 1 January 1906, his father, Willis Wiley Van Matre, was 48 and his mother, Caroline Verdaline Hunnel, was 24. He lived in Mount Vernon, Lawrence, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Redmond, Deschutes, Oregon, United States in 1920. He died on 11 January 1978, in The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Redmond, Deschutes, Oregon, United States.

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Marion Van Matre
Grace Viola Francis

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 0

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1911 · First U.S. Primary Elections Held

Age 5

The first U.S. primary elections were held in Oregon in 1911. 

Age 21

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)

  • Marvin W Van Matre in household of Willis W Van Matre, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marion W Van Meter in household of Willis W Van Meter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Marion Van Matre, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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