Margaret Lips van Bavel Papers on Boonville

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US TxAM-C 1286

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Margaret Lips van Bavel Papers on Boonville


  • 1937-1987 (Creation)


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Margaretha Helena Maria "Lips" van Bavel was born in Wageningen, The Netherlands on February 3, 1925. Margaret received a degree in Home Economics shortly before marrying Cornelius van Bavel in May 1947, later moving to the Ames, Iowa in 1948 after surviving World War II. She fell in love with Texas and Brazos County history which lead her to do research and write a book on Brazos County history, Birth and Death of Boonville: First Town of Brazos County (1986).

Margaret passed away on December 11, 2016, at the age of 91 in Austin Texas, and was buried in Colorado County.

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This collection contains the Boone and Bryan family history in a compilation of biographies, clippings, and photocopies from books and newspapers, and other topics on the history of Boonville, TX. Also included are land acre maps of the town of Boonville and several genealogies including the genealogy of the Harvey Mitchell family.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure those rights when needed. Permission to reproduce does not constitute permission to publish. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright, literary property rights, and libel.

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  • English

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Finding Aid Authors: Jenny Reibenspies.

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