Mabel Belle Van Matre

1911–1980 (Age 69)
Bend, Crook, Oregon, United States

The Life of Mabel Belle

When Mabel Belle Van Matre was born on 21 October 1911, in Bend, Crook, Oregon, United States, her father, Fred Nathan VanMatre, was 25 and her mother, Lillian Wolf, was 20. She married Walter Ray Barnett on 18 November 1928, in Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 4, Deschutes, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 6 December 1980, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 69.

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Mabel Belle Van Matre
Walter Ray Barnett
Marriage: 18 November 1928
Frederick Ray Barnett
John Rockne Barnett

Spouse & Children

18 November 1928
Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1912 · Women Granted Right to Vote

Age 1

Women were granted the right to vote in Oregon on November 5, 1912, with 52% of male voters in favor. 

Age 20

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Mabel Van Matre in household of Fred Van Matre, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mabel Barnett in household of Sarah Barnett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • 1920 US Census

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