Estelle or Estella Van Patten

June 1870–3 August 1953 (Age 83)
Glenville, Schenectady, New York, United States

The Life of Estelle or Estella

When Estelle or Estella Van Patten was born in June 1870, in Glenville, Schenectady, New York, United States, her father, Cornelius Van Patten, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Jane McCormick, was 28. She married Frederick N. Geddis on 15 October 1888, in New York, United States. She lived in Medina, Ridgeway, Orleans, New York, United States in 1880 and Ballston, Saratoga, New York, United States for about 20 years. She died on 3 August 1953, in Ballston Lake, Ballston, Saratoga, New York, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Scotia, Glenville, Schenectady, New York, United States.

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Frederick N. Geddis
Estelle or Estella Van Patten
Marriage: 15 October 1888

Spouse and Children

15 October 1888
New York, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Cornelius Van Patten


    Sarah Jane McCormick




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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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Estella Vanpatten in household of Cornelius Vanpatten, "New York, State Census, 1875"
  • Estella Geddis in household of Frederich N Geddis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Estella Geddis in household of Herbert Harvey, "United States Census, 1900"

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