Marietta "Etta" Van Matre

Indiana, United States

The Life of Marietta "Etta"

When Marietta "Etta" Van Matre was born on 9 January 1879, in Indiana, United States, her father, Andrew J Van Matre, was 37 and her mother, Louisa A McClane, was 29. She married Edward Y. Harvey in March 1899, in Anderson, Madison, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1910 and Riverside, Riverside, California, United States in 1920. She died in Washington, United States.

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Marietta "Etta" Van Matre
Edward Y. Harvey
Marriage: March 1899
Louis Wright Harvey
Harold Woolin Harvey
Maurice Edward Harvey
Margaret A. Harvey

Spouse & Children

March 1899
Anderson, Madison, Indiana, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Andrew J Van Matre


  • Louisa A McClane




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 3

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 31

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Margetta Harvey in household of Edward Y Harvey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Etta M Harvey in household of Edward Y Harvey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Etta Harvey in household of Edward Y Harvey, "United States Census, 1900"

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