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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Family Time Line

Chester Burton Averill
1883–1955
Elizabeth Alma Dreyer
1883–1958
Marriage: 7 February 1905
Herbert Harmon Averill
1905–1908
Gertrude Gwendolyn Trudy Averill
1908–1967
Chester Charles "Pete" Averill
1909–1986
Douglas Dreyer Averill
1912–1985
Alma A Averill
1915–2000
Walter Woodrow Averill
1917–1979
Harry H Averill
1924–1981

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 February 1905
Skagit, Washington, United States
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

    Henry H Dreyer

    Male1848–1922Male

    Alma Sarah Nash

    Female1855–1938Female

siblings

(5)

    Male1876–1948Male

    Juanita T. Dreyer

    Female1879–1923Female

    Tebena Maude Dreyer

    Female1881–1950Female

    Female1883–1958Female

    Whetzel Harms Dreyer

    Male1887–1959Male

World Events (8)

1886

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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