Elizabeth Van Meter

1869–1959 (Age 90)
Whiteside, Illinois, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Van Meter was born on 17 May 1869, in Whiteside, Illinois, United States, her father, Chrineyance Van Meter, was 42 and her mother, Linda Myra Emmons, was 34. She married Frank Lemire on 13 March 1888. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Tampico, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Fullerton Township, Nance, Nebraska, United States in 1900. She died on 15 June 1959, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Elizabeth Van Meter
1869–1959
Frank Lemire
1871–1926
Marriage: 13 March 1888
Gladys Lemire
1896–1941
Byron O Lemire
1898–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
13 March 1888
children

(2)

  • Gladys Lemire

    Female1896–1941Female

  • Byron O Lemire

    Male1898–Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Chrineyance Van Meter

    Male1826–1895Male

  • Linda Myra Emmons

    Female1835–1924Female

siblings

(12)

  • Male1853–1939Male

  • Emma Van Meter

    Female1855–1884Female

  • Anna Van Meter

    Female1858–1927Female

  • Louisa Meter

    Female1860–1864Female

  • Mary Edith Van Meter

    Female1862–1942Female

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 13

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. 
1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 24

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.

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)

  • Elizabeth E Lemire in household of Francis E Lemire, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lizzie Van Meter in household of C Van Meter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth van Meter in entry for Gladys Sorrell, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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