Kate T. Cutler

23 March 1863–20 June 1929 (Age 66)
Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, United States

The Life of Kate T.

When Kate T. Cutler was born on 23 March 1863, in Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, United States, her father, Edwin W. Goodenough, was 27 and her mother, Tryphena Hopkins, was 24. She married Thomas S Vanduzer on 1 June 1880, in Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Whitehall, Muskegon, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 20 June 1929, in Lyons, Ionia, Michigan, United States, at the age of 66.

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Thomas S Vanduzer
Kate T. Cutler
Marriage: 1 June 1880
Theresa Fern "Violett" Vanduser

Spouse and Children

    Thomas S Vanduzer



1 June 1880
Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, United States


    Theresa Fern "Violett" Vanduser


Parents and Siblings

    Edwin W. Goodenough





    Nathaniel B. Goodenough


    Eugenia Goodenough


    Kate T. Cutler


    Edith E. Goodenough



World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 16

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 18

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a maker of knives, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Old French co(u)tel, co(u)teau ‘knife’, Late Latin cultellus, a diminutive of culter ‘plowshare’. Compare Cottle .2 Americanized spelling of German Kottler or Kattler, which is of uncertain origin.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Kate Vandenzen in household of Henry Kennedy, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Kate Cutler in household of Philo D Cutler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Kathrene Tillison in household of Frank Tillison, "United States Census, 1920"

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