Ava Leah Van Matre

16 October 1900–19 November 1977 (Age 77)
Cadiz Township, Green, Wisconsin, USA

The Life of Ava Leah

When Ava Leah Van Matre was born on 16 October 1900, her father, James Douglas Van Matre, was 39 and her mother, Rosa Mae McDaniel, was 32. She had at least 1 daughter with Homer Wilson Eells. She lived in Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Elizabeth, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 19 November 1977, in Inverness, Citrus, Florida, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Homer Wilson Eells
Ava Leah Van Matre
Marion R Eells

Spouse and Children

    Homer Wilson Eells





    Marion R Eells


Parents and Siblings

    James Douglas Van Matre


    Rosa Mae McDaniel




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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 7

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ava Eells in household of Homer Eells, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ava Eells in household of Homer Eells, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ava L Eells in household of Homer W Eells, "United States Census, 1930"

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