John Van Ess

Male14 December 1887–12 May 1958

Brief Life History of John

When John Van Ess was born on 14 December 1887, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, his father, Pieter van Es, was 43 and his mother, Adriana Jennie De Groot, was 36. He lived in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1910 and Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920. He died on 12 May 1958, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Pieter van Es
Adriana Jennie De Groot
Nellie Van Ess
William Van Ess
John Van Ess
John Van Ess
Sadie Van Ess
Richard Van Ess

Sources (11)

  • Jack Van Ness in household of Jennie Van Ness, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John van Ness, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • John Van Ness, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (6)

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

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.

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 4

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Anh, Thanh, Hung, Minh, Vinh, Dung, Hue, Huong, Lan, Quang, Tan, Thuy, Hong, Chi, Hang, Ho, Pok, Sang, Bai, Chin, Ching, Chu, Chuan, Dong.

Vietnamese (Vạn): from the Chinese surname 萬, see Wan 1.

Vietnamese (Văn): from the Chinese surnames 文 or 聞, see Wen 2 and 3, and also 5 below.

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

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