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
1875–1963
Elizabeth Schneider
1871–1956
Marriage: 4 November 1899
William Clifton Thigpen
1902–1981
Lena Cecile Thigpen
1906–
Arnold Bernard Thigpen Sr
1907–1997
Travis Thigpen
1909–1916

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 November 1899
Lavaca, Texas, United States
children

(4)

    William Clifton Thigpen

    Male1902–1981Male

    Lena Cecile Thigpen

    Female1906–Female

    Arnold Bernard Thigpen Sr

    Male1907–1997Male

    Travis Thigpen

    Male1909–1916Male

Parents and Siblings

    William M. Schneider Sr

    Male1838–1906Male

    Christienne Caroline Hampil

    Female1848–1898Female

siblings

(8)

    Barbara Ellen Schneider

    Female1867–1937Female

    William M. Schneider Jr.

    Male1869–1905Male

    Louisa Schneider

    Female1869–1961Female

    Female1871–1956Female

    Charles Schneider

    Male1875–1912Male

+3 More Children

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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