Eva Belle Liter

1871–1960 (Age 89)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Eva Belle

When Eva Belle Liter was born on 30 March 1871, in Illinois, United States, her father, Abraham Liter, was 31 and her mother, Mary Deaton, was 36. She married John Emmet Rist on 16 October 1889, in Morgan, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years. She died on 17 May 1960, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Eva Belle Liter
John Emmet Rist
Marriage: 16 October 1889
Mabel Etta Rist
Ralph Emerson Rist
Helen B Rist

Spouse & Children

  • Female1871–1960Female

  • John Emmet Rist


16 October 1889
Morgan, Illinois, United States


  • Mabel Etta Rist


  • Male1896–1974Male

  • Helen B Rist


Parents & Siblings

  • Abraham Liter


  • Mary Deaton




  • William H Leiter


  • Chas A Lieter


  • Ira E. Liter


  • Walter W Liter


  • Female1871–1960Female

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Modoc War

Age 1

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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

Origin unidentified. Perhaps an altered spelling of German Leiter or English Lighter .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Eva Rist, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eva Rist in household of Leslie O Moore, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eva B Rist, "United States Census, 1910"

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