Marie VanOverberghe

1901–1966 (Age 65)
Wevelgem, West Flanders, Belgium

The Life of Marie

Marie VanOverberghe was born in 1901, in Wevelgem, West Flanders, Belgium as the daughter of Emile VanOverberghe and Leonie Leppara. She had at least 1 daughter with Achiel Lips. She died on 17 April 1966, in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, at the age of 65.

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Marie VanOverberghe
Achiel Lips
Alphonsena Lips

Spouse & Children



  • Alphonsena Lips


Parents & Siblings

  • Emile VanOverberghe


  • Leonie Leppara




World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 0

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.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 12

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 18

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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Sources (3)

  • Maria Van Overberghe, "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924"
  • Marie Van Overberghe, "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924"
  • Marie Van Overberghe Lips in entry for Joseph G Or Joe Lips, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

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