Elizabeth Schneider

20 December 1871–5 January 1956 (Age 84)
Lavaca, Texas, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Schneider was born on 20 December 1871, in Lavaca, Texas, United States, her father, William M. Schneider Sr, was 33 and her mother, Christienne Caroline Hampil, was 23. She married James Owen Thigpen on 4 November 1899, in Lavaca, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 4, Lavaca, Texas, United States for about 40 years. She died on 5 January 1956, in Yoakum, DeWitt, Texas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Hebron Cemetery, Terryville, DeWitt, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Owen Thigpen
Elizabeth Schneider
Marriage: 4 November 1899
William Clifton Thigpen
Lena Cecile Thigpen
Arnold Bernard Thigpen Sr
Travis Thigpen

Spouse and Children

4 November 1899
Lavaca, Texas, United States


    William Clifton Thigpen


    Lena Cecile Thigpen


    Arnold Bernard Thigpen Sr


    Travis Thigpen


Parents and Siblings

    William M. Schneider Sr


    Christienne Caroline Hampil




    Barbara Ellen Schneider


    William M. Schneider Jr.


    Louisa Schneider



    Charles Schneider


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 5

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 23

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tailor, literally ‘cutter’, from Middle High German snīder, German Schneider, Yiddish shnayder. The same term was sometimes used to denote a woodcutter. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizzabeth Thigpen in household of J O Thigpen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bettie Thigpen in household of S C Thigpen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bettie Thigpen in household of J O Thigpen, "United States Census, 1940"

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