Susan Elizabeth VanHook

1850–1937 (Age 86)
Kentontown, Robertson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Susan Elizabeth

When Susan Elizabeth VanHook was born on 14 December 1850, her father, Ambrose Dudley Van Hook, was 39 and her mother, Lucinda Talbott, was 34. She married Lewis Alfred Downtain on 17 November 1870, in Robertson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Kiowa, Barber, Kansas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 19 March 1937, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Susan Elizabeth VanHook
Lewis Alfred Downtain
Marriage: 17 November 1870
Lucy Downtain
William Burgess Downtain
Elizabeth Downtain
Ethel Downtain
Ruby Downtain
Charlotte Mary Downtain
Oscar Donald Downtain
Charles Henry Downtain
Harry Lee Downtain
George Downtain

Spouse & Children

17 November 1870
Robertson, Kentucky, United States


  • Lucy Downtain


  • William Burgess Downtain


  • Female1875–1955Female

  • Elizabeth Downtain


  • Male1880–1955Male

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+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 11

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 25

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Van Hoek, a habitational name for someone from any of various places in the Netherlands and Belgium called Hoek, for example in East and West Flanders, Zeeland, North Brabant, Gelderland, and elsewhere, or from the Hook of Holland (Hoek van Holland). Compare Vandenhoek .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Susie E Downtain in household of Lewis A Downtain, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Susen Downtain in household of Louis Downtain, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Susan E Dountain in household of Lewis A Dountain, "United States Census, 1910"

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