Leta Belle Van Matre

1916–2010 (Age 94)
Nebraska, United States

The Life of Leta Belle

When Leta Belle Van Matre was born on 2 July 1916, in Nebraska, United States, her father, Emery Pearl Van Matre, was 22 and her mother, Florence Mae Frase, was 21. She married Gerald Leroy Murrow on 12 April 1932, in Saint Francis, Cheyenne, Kansas, United States. She lived in Yuma, Colorado, United States in 1930. She died on 10 July 2010, in Mount Vernon, Skagit, Washington, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Mount Vernon, Skagit, Washington, United States.

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Leta Belle Van Matre
Gerald Leroy Murrow
Marriage: 12 April 1932

Spouse & Children

12 April 1932
Saint Francis, Cheyenne, Kansas, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Buffalo Bill Dies in Denver

Age 1

"On Jan 10 1917, famous showman, William ""Buffalo Bill"" Cody dies, while visiting his sister in Denver, Colorado. The cause of death was kidney failure."

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Lena Belle Van Matre in household of Emery F Van Matre, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leta Murrow in entry for Evelyn E Northup, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • LETA B. MURROW, "BillionGraves Index"

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