Coodie Lizzie Weir

28 March 1877–1954 (Age 76)
Weir, Cherokee, Kansas, United States

The Life of Coodie Lizzie

When Coodie Lizzie Weir was born on 28 March 1877, in Weir, Cherokee, Kansas, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson Weir, was 37 and her mother, Mary Delia Stephens, was 35. She married Calvin Leroy Van Norsdall on 24 February 1895, in Cherokee, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Mineral Township, Cherokee, Kansas, United States in 1900. She died in 1954, at the age of 77, and was buried in Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Calvin Leroy Van Norsdall
Coodie Lizzie Weir
Marriage: 24 February 1895
Weir Wayne Van Norsdall
Lola Mae Van Norsdall

Spouse and Children

    Calvin Leroy Van Norsdall



24 February 1895
Cherokee, Kansas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Jackson Weir


    Mary Delia Stephens




    Harvey Perry Weir


    Harry Q. Weir


    Joseph Weir


    Leon Weir


    Leanora Weir


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1881 · Kansas Prohibits Alcoholic Beverages

Age 4

Kansas became the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment which prohibited all alcoholic beverages on February 19, 1881.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by a dam or weir on a river. Compare Ware .2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir ‘son of the steward’ ( see McNair ).3 Irish: Anglicized form, based on an erroneous translation (as if from Gaelic cora ‘weir’, ‘stepping stones’), of various Gaelic names such as Ó Corra and Ó Comhraidhe ( see Corr and Curry ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lizzie C Vanosdol in household of Caloon L Vanosdol, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Golddee Vannorsdall in household of Calvin Vannorsdall, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Cooddee Weir in entry for Calvin Vanorsdall, "Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935"

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