Elizabeth Alma Dreyer

27 August 1883–14 December 1958 (Age 75)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Alma

When Elizabeth Alma Dreyer was born on 27 August 1883, in Massachusetts, United States, her father, Henry H Dreyer, was 34 and her mother, Alma Sarah Nash, was 27. She married Chester Burton Averill on 7 February 1905, in Skagit, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Pierce, Washington, United States in 1935 and Roy Election Precinct, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 14 December 1958, in Orting, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 75.

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Chester Burton Averill
Elizabeth Alma Dreyer
Marriage: 7 February 1905
Herbert Harmon Averill
Gertrude Gwendolyn Trudy Averill
Chester Charles "Pete" Averill
Douglas Dreyer Averill
Alma A Averill
Walter Woodrow Averill
Harry H Averill

Spouse and Children

7 February 1905
Skagit, Washington, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Henry H Dreyer


    Alma Sarah Nash





    Juanita T. Dreyer


    Tebena Maude Dreyer



    Whetzel Harms Dreyer


World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 6

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 20

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname derived from German drei ‘three’, Middle High German drī(e), with the addition of the suffix -er. This was the name of a medieval coin worth three hellers ( see Heller ), and it is possible that the German surname may have been derived from this word. More probably, the nickname is derived from some other connection with the number three, too anecdotal to be even guessed at now.2 North German and Scandinavian: occupational name for a turner of wood or bone, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German dreien, dregen ‘to turn’. See also Dressler .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish dreyer ‘turner’, or a nickname from a homonym meaning ‘swindler, cheat’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lizzie Aueral in household of Chester Aueral, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elizabeth A Averill in household of Chester B Averill, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elizabeth A Averill in household of Chester B Averill, "United States Census, 1920"

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