Mary Leona Van Overbeke

1903–1988 (Age 85)
Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Mary Leona

When Mary Leona Van Overbeke was born on 4 August 1903, in Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, United States, her father, Alfonse Van Overbeke, was 33 and her mother, Elodie Marie Van Derlinden, was 28. She married John Joseph Wambeke on 8 January 1930. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Eidsvold Township, Lyon, Minnesota, United States in 1910 and Lucas Township, Lyon, Minnesota, United States in 1940. She died on 7 December 1988, in Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Mary Leona Van Overbeke
John Joseph Wambeke
Marriage: 8 January 1930
Donald Lawerence Wambeke
Diane Rude
John Wambeke Jr.
Marianne Beebout
Richard John Wambeke
Daniel J Wambeke

Spouse & Children

8 January 1930
Minneota, Lyon, Minnesota, United States


  • Donald Lawerence Wambeke


  • Richard John Wambeke


  • Daniel J Wambeke


  • Diane Rude


  • John Wambeke Jr.


+1 More Child

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+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 3

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Maria L Overbeck in household of Alphonse Overbeck, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leona Van Overbeke, "Minnesota State Census, 1905"
  • Mary L Wambeke in household of John J Wambeke, "United States Census, 1940"

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