Frances Mabel Liter

1893–1981 (Age 87)
Pella, Marion, Iowa, United States

The Life of Frances Mabel

When Frances Mabel Liter was born on 25 November 1893, in Pella, Marion, Iowa, United States, her father, George Liter, was 27 and her mother, Nina Tryntje Grandia, was 27. She married Gerrit Huigens on 30 January 1913, in Marion, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Lake Prairie Township, Marion, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 26 September 1981, in Pella, Marion, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87.

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Frances Mabel Liter
Gerrit Huigens
Marriage: 30 January 1913
Raymond Earl Hugen

Spouse & Children

30 January 1913
Marion, Iowa, United States


  • Raymond Earl Hugen


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 20

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Perhaps an altered spelling of German Leiter or English Lighter .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Frances M Hugen in household of Ray Earl Hugen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frances Hugens in household of Gerret Hugens, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frances Liter in household of George Liter, "United States Census, 1910"

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