Elizabeth Mae Harris




Wallace Reid "Wally" Van Vorst was born December 20, 1865, in Hawick, Kandiyohi Co., MN, and died March 2, 1945, in Rochester State Hospital, City of Rochester, Olmsted Co., MN, at age 79. Buried in Paynesville Cemetery, Paynesville, Stearns Co., MN. He is the son of John Van Vorst of New York, and Mary Adeline Warts of New York.

Elizabeth Mae "Lizzie" Harris was born July 30, 1865, in Minnesota City, Winona Co., MN, and died July 27, 1913, in Paynesville, Stearns Co., MN, at age 47. Buried in Paynesville Cemetery, Paynesville, Stearns Co., MN. She is the daughter of John Benjamin Harris of New York and Sarah Ann Abbey of Clarke Twp., Newcastle Dist., Durham Co., Canada West

Wallace Reid "Wally" Van Vorst and Elizabeth Mae "Lizzie" Harris were married December 20, 1891, in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN.

Wallace Reid "Wally" Van Vorst and Elizabeth Mae "Lizzie" (Harris) Van Vorst had six children:

  1. Robbins N. Van Vorst: Born July 20, 1892 in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN; Died February 28, 1977 in Osseo, Hennepin Co., MN (age 84). Married 1922 in the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, MN to Mae Cassidy: Born 1890; Died November 20, 1958 (about age 68).
  2. Violet M. Van Vorst: Born August 4, 1894 in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN; Died November 8, 1979 in Hennepin Co., MN (age 85). Married 1916 in St. Cloud, Stearns Co., MN to Bennie Eugene Nichols: Born September 14, 1894 in Minnesota; Died July 10, 1967 in Hennepin Co., MN (age 72).
  3. Eva Denise Van Vorst: Born August 1896 in Minnesota; Died July 13, 1919 in Minnesota (age 22). Married to Joseph Bettenberg: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.
  4. Alton Percival Van Vorst: Born March 13, 1898 in Hawick, Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN; Died February 28, 1970 in St. Barnabas Hospital, City of Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, MN (age 71). Married March 17, 1925 in the City of Duluth, St. Louis Co., MN to Ruth Henrietta Bailey: Born April 17, 1906 in the City of Duluth, St. Louis Co., MN; Died December 26, 1986 in New Hope, Hennepin Co., MN (age 80).
  5. Beatrice Pearl Van Vorst: Born March 11, 1900 in Paynesville, Stearns Co., MN; Died October 12, 1983 in Hennepin Co., MN (age 83). Married (1) about 1920 in St. Cloud, Stearns Co., MN to William Penn "Percy" Longwell: Born April 12, 1886 in Minnesota; Died December 11, 1961 in Hennepin Co., MN (age 75). Married (2) Unknown Lindgren: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.
  6. Lloyd Leslie Van Vorst: Born June 7, 1902 in Paynesville, Stearns Co., MN; Died July 23, 1972 in the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, MN (age 70). Buried in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. Served in the U. S. Navy. Married 1948 in Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., IA to Vivian L. (Dobson) Singer: Born March 22, 1894 in Minnesota; Died March 14, 1976 in the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, MN (age 81). Buried in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. Vivian's mother's maiden name was Salisbury. She was first married to Charles Carl Singer: Born May 7, 1891 in the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, MN; Died January 11, 1943 in Minneapolis, MN. Carl was an unmarried father (was married to Alice Caroline Hopke, who died September 23, 1919 in Hennepin Co., MN) in 1920, with 2 children and his mother living at home.



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The 1860 U.S. Census taken on August 2, 1860 shows John Van Worst (age 41) born in New York with real estate of $800 and personal estate of $40 is a Day Laborer living in Richfield Twp., Washington Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Edolin Van Worst (age 33) born in New York. Also living there are 7 children, all born in Wisconsin: Robert Van Worst (age 13); Harrison Van Worst (age 9); George Van Worst (age 7); Franklin Van Worst (age 6); Rerelo Van Worst (age 4); Emmor Van Worst (age 2); and Neremiar Van Worst (age 8/12).

Elizabeth Mae "Lizzie" Harris was born July 30, 1865, in Minnesota City, Winona Co., MN.

Wallace Reid "Wally" Van Vorst was born December 20, 1865, in Hawick, Kandiyohi Co., MN.

The 1870 U.S. Census taken on June 17, 1870 shows John Harris (age 39) born in New York is a laborer living in Alberta Twp., Benton Co., MN with property worth $350. Living with him is his wife Sarah Harris (age 25) born in Canada. Also living there are their children: William Harris (age 10) born in Wisconsin; Ella Jane Harris (age 8) born in Wisconsin; George Harris (age 6) born in Wisconsin; Lizzie Harris (age 4) born in Minnesota; and Walter M. Harris (age 2) born in Minnesota. Also living in the household was a domestic servant. Living in an adjacent house were John's parents: Henry Harris (age 66) a framer with property worth $320 born in New York and Eliza Harris (age 63) born in Connecticut.

The 1880 U.S. Census taken on June 8, 1880 shows John Harris (age 51) born in New York to New York-born parents is a farmer living in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Living with him is his wife Sarah Harris (age 57) born in Canada to Canadian-born parents. Also living there are their children: William Harris (age 19) born in Wisconsin; Ella J. Harris (age 18) born in Wisconsin; George W. Harris (age 16) born in Wisconsin; Lizzie Harris (age 15) born in Minnesota; Hattie M. Harris (age 12) born in Minnesota; Ida C. Harris (age 9) born in Minnesota; and Della Harris (age 4) born in Minnesota. Also living in the household were John's widowed mother Eliza Harris (age 75) a boarder with a Palsy disability born in Connecticut of Connecticut-born parents, and John's unmarried brother William Harris (age 43) who is a farmer born in New York of New York-born parents.

The 1880 U.S. Census taken on June 11, 1880 shows John Van Vorst (age 64) born in New York to New York-born parents is a Farmer living in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Living with him is his wife, Adeline Van Vorst (age 50) born in New York to New York-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there are his 7 children, all unmarried and born to New York-born parents: Frank P. Van Vorst (age 26) born in Wisconsin, a Farmer; Ravine Van Vorst (age 23) born in Wisconsin; Emerson Van Vorst (age 22) born in Wisconsin; Nehemiah Van Vorst (age 21) born in Wisconsin; Wilaer Van Vorst (age 14) born in Minnesota; Kattie Van Vorst (age 12) born in Minnesota; and John Van Vorst (age 9) born in Minnesota. A Farm Laborer also lives in the household.

The 1880 U.S. Census taken on June 11, 1880 shows George Van Vorst (age 28) born in Wisconsin to New York-born parents is a Farmer living in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Living with him is his wife, Nettie Van Vorst (age 16) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin and New York-born parents and married within the census year, who is Keeping House.

The 1885 Minnesota State Census taken on 1885 shows A. Van Vorst (age 58) born in New York is a female Head of Household living in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Living with her are five males and one female: Arnesson Van Vorst (age 26) born in Wisconsin; Mire Van Vorst (age 24) born in Wisconsin; Walter Van Vorst (age 21) born in Wisconsin; Walace Van Vorst (age 19) born in Minnesota; a female, Hathe Van Vorst (age 17) born in Minnesota; and John Van Vorst (age 13) born in Minnesota.

The 1885 Minnesota State Census shows J. B. Harris (age 55) born in New York to New York-born parents, who served as a soldier in the Federal army during the rebellion is living in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Living with him is his Sarah A. Harris (age 41) born in Canada. Also living there are: W. H. Harris (age 24) born in Wisconsin; G. W. Harris (age 21) born in Wisconsin; Lizzie M. Harris (age 19) born in Minnesota; Ida Harris (age 14) born in Minnesota; Della Harris (age 9) born in Minnesota; Sadie Harris (age 5) born in Minnesota; and Earnest Harris (age 1) born in Minnesota. Also living in the household are: William Harris (age 44) born in New York; and William Lantry (age 18) born in Minnesota.

Wallace Reid "Wally" Van Vorst and Elizabeth Mae "Lizzie" Harris were married December 20, 1891, in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN.

The 1895 Minnesota State Census taken on 1885 June 12, 1895 shows Thomas H. Moore (age 61) born in Maine and having lived in Minnesota for 31 years and having lived in this district for 20 years and 1 month is a Farmer living in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Living with him are: Wallace R. Van Vorst (age 29) born in Minnesota and having lived in Minnesota for 29 years and 5 months and having lived in this district for 29 years and 5 months, a Farmer; Wallace's wife, Lizzie M. Van Vorst (age 29) born in Minnesota to Wisconsin-born parents; Robbins N. Van Vorst (age 2) born in Minnesota; and Violet M. Van Vorst (age 10/12) born in Minnesota.

The 1895 Minnesota State Census taken on 1885 June 13, 1895 shows Adaline Van Vorst (age 67) born in New York is a Farmer living in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Living with her are: John Van Vorst (age 23) born in Minnesota and having lived in Minnesota for 23 years and having lived in this district for 2 years, a Farmer; William Harris (age 53) born in New York and having lived in Minnesota for 20 years and having lived in this district for 10 years, a Hired Man; and Addie R. King (age 17) born in Minnesota, a Hired Girl.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1900 shows Wallace R. Van Vorst (age 34) born December 1865 in Minnesota to New York-born parents is a Day Laborer renting his own home and living in the Village of Paynesville, Stearns Co., MN. Living with him is his wife of nine years, Lizzie Van Vorst (age 34) born July 1865 in Minnesota to Wisconsin-born parents, with all five of the children born to her still alive. Children living at home, all born in Minnesota to New York and Minnesota-born parents, are: Robbins Van Vorst (age 7) born September 1892; Violet Van Vorst (age 5) born August 1894; Eva Van Vorst (age 3) born August 1896; Alton Van Vorst (age 2) born March 1898; and Beatrice Van Vorst (age 3/12) born March 1900.

The 1905 Minnesota State Census taken on June 16, 1905 shows Wallae R. Van Vorst (age 39) born in Minnesota to New York-born parents and having lived in Minnesota for 40 years and having lived in this district for 37 years is a Farmer living in the Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Living with him are: Lizzie Van Vorst (age 37) born in Minnesota to New York and Canadian-born parents and having lived in Minnesota for 37 years and having lived in this district for 27 years, a Farm Laborer; Robbins N. Van Vorst (age 12) and having lived in Minnesota for 12 years and having lived in this district for 12 years; Vilet M. Van Vorst (age 10) and having lived in Minnesota for 10 years and having lived in this district for 10 years; Eva B. Van Vorst (age 8) and having lived in Minnesota for 8 years and having lived in this district for 8 years; Alton Van Vorst (age 7) and having lived in Minnesota for 7 years and having lived in this district for 7 years; Beatrice Van Vorst (age 5) and having lived in Minnesota for 5 years and having lived in this district for 5 years; and Lloyd Van Vorst (age 3) and having lived in Minnesota for 3 years and having lived in this district for 3 years. Listed with the family is: William A. Harris (age 63) born in New York to New York and Connecticut-born parents and having lived in Minnesota for 40 years and having lived in this district for 27 years and having served as a soldier in the Civil War, a Farm Laborer.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on May 5, 1910 shows Wallace R. Van Vorst (age 45) born in Minnesota to New York-born parents is a General Farm Farmer renting his own farm and living in the Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Living with him is  his wife of 18 years, Elizabeth M. Van Vorst (age 44) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents, with all six of the children born to her still alive. Children living at home, all unmarried and born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents, are: Robins M. Van Vorst (age 17) a Farm Laborer on the Home Farm; Violet M. Van Vorst (age 15); Eva B. Van Vorst (age 14); Alton P. Van Vorst (age 12); Beatrice P. Van Vorst (age 10); and Lloyd L. Van Vorst (age 8).

Elizabeth Mae "Lizzie" (Harris) Van Vorst died July 27, 1913, in Paynesville, Stearns Co., MN, at age 47.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 17, 1920 shows Wallace R. Van Vorst (age 54) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania and United States-born parents is a widowed Farm Laborer lodging at 1221 Hawthorne Ave., 4th Ward, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. Among others lodging at this address are the following: Robbins N. Van Vorst (age 21) born in Minnesota to Pennsylvania and Wisconsin-born parents, a Farm Laborer; Alton P. Van Vorst (age 21) born in Minnesota to German and English-born parents, an Electric Supplier Electrician; and Lloyd L. Van Vorst (age 17) born in Minnesota to German and English-born parents, who works in a Mail Order Shipping Room.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 26, 1920 shows Eugene Nichols (age 25) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents is a Painter in the Great Northern Car Shop owning his own home with a mortgage and is living at 129 27th Avenue North, 3rd Ward, City of St. Cloud, Stearns Co., MN. Living with him is his wife, Violet Nichols (age 25) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents. Also living there is his daughter, Frances Nichols (age 1-2/12) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents. Also living there is his unmarried sister-in-law, Beatrive Van Vorst (age 20) born in Minnesota to Minnesota-born parents.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 8, 1930 shows Wallice Vanvorst (age 64) born in Minnesota to New York-born parents is a widowed Janitor in a Duplex rooming at 3104 31st Street, 8th Ward City of Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.

Wallace Reid "Wally" Van Vorst died March 2, 1945, in Olmsted Co., MN, at age 79.