Lou Emma Van Matre

1859–1947 (Age 88)
Olney, Richland, Illinois, United States

The Life of Lou Emma

When Lou Emma Van Matre was born on 25 March 1859, in Olney, Richland, Illinois, United States, her father, Thomas Benton Van Matre, was 20 and her mother, Sarah Jane Klingensmith, was 22. She married Henry Alfred Travis on 27 September 1877, in United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Eagle Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Noble, Richland, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 9 November 1947, in Olney, Richland, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Clay City, Clay, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lou Emma Van Matre
1859–1947
Henry Alfred Travis
1857–1915
Marriage: 27 September 1877
Eva May Elizabeth Travis
1878–1934
Bennett Benjamin Travis
1883–1954
Damon Lester Travis
1884–1947
Sherman Travis
1886–1971
Thomas Hugh Travis
1889–1967
Rachel Ann Travis
1892–1920
Ruth Cleo Travis
1895–1988
Sylvia Carida Travis
1897–1979
Lucille Lee Travis
1900–1995

Spouse & Children

  • Female1859–1947Female

  • Henry Alfred Travis

    Male1857–1915Male

MARRIAGE
27 September 1877
United States
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas Benton Van Matre

    Male1838–1886Male

  • Sarah Jane Klingensmith

    Female1837–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 2

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.
1863

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 23

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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)

  • Louemena ?Iravis in household of William H Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lou Emma Rule, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Louvinnia Travis in household of Henry Travis, "United States Census, 1880"

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