Lillian Mae Van Matre

1902–1997 (Age 95)
Stockham, Hamilton, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Lillian Mae

When Lillian Mae Van Matre was born on 19 July 1902, in Stockham, Hamilton, Nebraska, United States, her father, Willis Wiley Van Matre, was 44 and her mother, Caroline Verdaline Hunnel, was 21. She lived in Mount Vernon, Lawrence, Missouri, United States in 1910. She died on 8 December 1997, in Redmond, Deschutes, Oregon, United States, at the age of 95.

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World Events (8)

1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 2

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 3

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Age 25

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)

  • Lillian M Van Matre in household of Willis W Van Matre, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lillian Van Meter in household of Willis W Van Meter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lillian M Van Matre, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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