Eliza Van Meter

1876–1943 (Age 67)
Higginsville, Lafayette, Missouri, United States

The Life of Eliza

When Eliza Van Meter was born on 16 February 1876, in Higginsville, Lafayette, Missouri, United States, her father, Colgan Van Meter, was 36 and her mother, Georgia Ann Corder, was 27. She married Ira Butterfield on 22 February 1906, in Pettis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Freedom Township, Lafayette, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1933. She died on 6 December 1943, in Orange, California, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Corder Calvary Cemetery, Corder, Lafayette, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eliza Van Meter
Ira Butterfield
Marriage: 22 February 1906
Holland Corder Butterfield

Spouse & Children

  • Female1876–1943Female

  • Ira Butterfield


22 February 1906
Pettis, Missouri, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Colgan Van Meter


  • Georgia Ann Corder




+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 15

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

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.

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)

  • Eliza Butterfield in household of Ira Butterfield, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eliza Butterfield in household of Baily T Vanmeter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eliza Vanmetre in household of Colgan Vanmetre, "United States Census, 1880"

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