van Bavel, Margaretha H. M.

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van Bavel, Margaretha H. M.

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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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