Eliza Urbanie Maes

Female 1899 - 1987  (88 years)


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  • Name Eliza Urbanie Maes 
    Born 17 Mar 1899  Hulste, Harelbeke, West Flanders, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 27 Mar 1921  [4, 5
    Religion Roman Catholic  [6
    Residence Traverse City, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Also Known As Elsie V. Maes  [7
    Census Name Lisa DeCeuninck  [1
    Died 15 Aug 1987  Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6, 8
    Buried Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I31445  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2019 

    Father Francois Henry Maes,   b. 19 Aug 1876, Saint Nicholas, Liege, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (Hulste, West Flanders) Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Amelis Selina Defoort,   b. (Hulste, West Flanders) Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (Hulste, West Flanders) Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married (Hulste, West Flanders) Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F13054  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gustaaf Charles DeCeuninck,   b. 27 Feb 1897, Roeselare, West Flanders, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Jun 1964, (Wayne County) Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 21 Sep 1921  Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10, 11, 12
    Residence (Family) 1940  Grosse Point Woods, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. George H. DeCeuninck,   b. 14 May 1923, (Wayne County) Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1996, Broward County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Mary DeCeuninck,   b. 1927, (Wayne County) Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2009  (Age 82 years)
     3. Walter Francis "Jack" DeCuennick,   b. 22 Jun 1928, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 2010, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Photos
    Gus & Liza DeCueninck
    Gus & Liza DeCueninck

    Gustaaf Charles DeCeuninck (1897-1964)
    Eliza Urbanie Maes DeCeuninck (1899-1987)

    Wedding Day photo, taken May 21, 1921 in Pontiac, Michigan.

    Photo provided by their loving granddaughter, Karen Mitchell
    Gus & Liza DeCeuninck's Family
    Gus & Liza DeCeuninck's Family

    George DeCeuninck (1923-1996)
    Mary De Ceuninck (1927 - ?)
    Jack DeCuennick (1928-2010)

    Photo provided by Karen DeCuennick (1954 -
    Statue of Liberty
    Statue of Liberty

    Emily Sue Mitchell, Urbanie Eliza Maes' great granddaughter, in New York, with the Statue of Liberty in the background taken in 2012.

    That was 90 years after Emily's Great Grandmother was in the same location.
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F11405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Mar 1899 - Hulste, Harelbeke, West Flanders, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Traverse City, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Sep 1921 - Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1940 - Grosse Point Woods, Wayne County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Aug 1987 - Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Uncle George told me some things about his Mom, my Grandmother, Urbanie Eliza Maes. She knew 7 languages and was quite intelligent. Her Dad was a tailor. My Grandmother was an excellent seamstress as is evident from her wedding picture. She made her wedding dress featuring Soutache embroidery. Evidently her family owned a lace making operation in Belgium; she used to sell Belgian lace to the French. The family could not afford to pay the taxes so it was lost.

      She went through Ellis Island on 27 March 1921. She was from Hulste, Belgium. Her birthday was March 17, 1899, so she had just turned 22. She married my Grandfather in May, 1921, perhaps it was an arranged marriage.

      My Dad referred to his Mother as "an angel." Her Catholic faith was very dear to her, and I understand that she was very upset when my Dad married my Mom, a Baptist.

      My grandparents lived in Grosse Point Woods. They were close to their extended family. My grandfather made beer in the basement; my grandmother grew Belgian endive under the stairs.

      My Grandmother took in sewing, and maybe laundry. My Grandfather was a machinist.

      Dad always said she made the best Raisin bread. It was rich with eggs and yellow in color. She evidently was a good cook, and passed that on to my Dad who inspired my love for cooking.

      Perhaps if my Grandmother lived today, she would have a different life. Something horrible happened to her during WW I. She began to have manic-depressive episodes and was sent away to a mental hospital. My Grandfather could not keep up with the medical bills. Hard times hit their family, my Grandmother then went to a State run hospital. My Mom said she used to get nervous when she had to go back to the hospital. I think I would be nervous also about going to a mental institution in the 1950's. She had a lobotomy at some point in the 1950's.

      Attached is a picture of Emily Sue Mitchell, Urbanie Eliza Maes' great granddaughter, in New York, with the Statue of Liberty in the background taken in 2012. That was 90 years after Emily's Great Grandmother was in the same location.
      Sent from my iPhone=

      end of commentary [5]
    • I remember as a young boy visiting her with Uncle Jack at the hospital, probably 1950 or 1951...DAH

      25 Jan 2015: Dad's mom...Eliza...was born on March 17...I don't have any written proof, but he told me a couple years before he died.

      Love you more than cheese!

      dawn
      dawncline1124@gmail.com

      end of this comment [8]
    • Eliza Deceuninck <https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZ1X-C2H>

      Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996birth: 17 March 99 death: 15 August 1987 Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan residence: 15 August 1987 Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan

      <https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bsurname%3Adeceuninck~&collection_id=1949333>

      Name: Eliza Deceuninck
      Also Known As Name:
      Event Type: Death
      Event Date: 15 Aug 1987
      Event Place: Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan
      Residence Place: Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan
      Gender: Female
      Birth Date: 17 Mar 1899
      Certificate Number: 47555
      Citing this Record:

      end of this record [2]
    • Found this online 24 Feb 2019. I believe it was photographed/cataloged

      Find A Grave, database and images (<https://www.findagrave.com> : accessed 24 February 2019), memorial page for Eliza U. DeCeuninck (1899-1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 192141286, citing Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Jim Ellickson (contributor 47541192) .

      “Eliza U. DeCeuninck (1899-1987) - Find A Grave...” Findagrave.Com, 1 Jan. 2018, www.findagrave.com/memorial/192141286/eliza-u_-deceuninck <http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/192141286/eliza-u_-deceuninck>.

      end of comment [3]
    • Eliza U. DeCeuninck

      BIRTH 1899

      DEATH 1987 (aged 87–88)

      BURIAL Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA

      MEMORIAL ID 192141286 · View Source

      MEMORIAL
      PHOTOS 1
      FLOWERS 1
      Flowers

      From your granddaughter in Texas

      Left by Dawn on 24 Feb 2019

      end of cemetery profile [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S5095] "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHM7-MVF : accessed.

    2. [S5880] Dawn DeCuennick provided this data March 31, 2015: https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2.

    3. [S13717] "Eliza U. DeCeuninck", Cemetery Profile, submitted by Dawn Cline, dawncline1124@gmail.com, Sunday, February 24th, 2019,.

    4. [S14244] Dawn Marie DeCuennick Cline, submitted this document Sunday, June 23rd, 2019, this person, place, event, location, docum.

    5. [S5390] Karen Mitchell | 25 Feb 2015 | Deceuninck Family History | kdecue@gmail.com.

    6. [S48866] Karen DeCuennick Mitch | Telecon | 14 Apr 2013 | kdecue@gmail.com.

    7. [S5391] "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQM3-3PN : acces.

    8. [S30] David A. Hennessee, HENNESSEE Researcher & Compiler, 626 Biscayne Drive,West Palm Beach,FL 33401, 561.832.6612, info@c.

    9. [S5115] "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQM3-HP4 : acces.

    10. [S44913] Karen Mitchell | 19 Feb 2012 | kdecue@gmail.com.

    11. [S49237] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9CDY-LC2.

    12. [S5094] "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQM3-3PX : acces.