Elva Retta Vaughn

13 September 1869–26 May 1944 (Age 74)
Van Buren, Michigan, United States

The Life of Elva Retta

When Elva Retta Vaughn was born on 13 September 1869, in Van Buren, Michigan, United States, her father, George Washington Vaughn, was 22 and her mother, Emma Rancy Joy, was 16. She married Frank V. Raschke on 5 August 1892, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Bloomingdale, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 26 May 1944, in Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan, United States.

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Frank V. Raschke
Elva Retta Vaughn
Marriage: 5 August 1892
Grace Elnora Raschke
George Leo Raschke
Gladys Orra Raschke
Ruby E Raschke

Spouse and Children

    Frank V. Raschke



5 August 1892
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 10

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Welsh: variant spelling of Vaughan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elva R Raschke, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elva R Raschke in entry for George Leo Raschke, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Elva Raschke, "United States Census, 1920"

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