John P. Van Auken

16 July 1866–25 March 1952 (Age 85)
Bath, Mason, Illinois, United States

The Life of John P.

When John P. Van Auken was born on 16 July 1866, in Bath, Mason, Illinois, United States, his father, Abraham J Van Auken, was 31 and his mother, Nancy Ann Harbert, was 20. He married Harriet "Hattie" Fletcher on 5 October 1892, in Bath, Mason, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Lynchburg Township, Mason, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 March 1952, in Bath, Mason, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Bath Cemetery, Bath, Mason, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John P. Van Auken
Harriet "Hattie" Fletcher
Marriage: 5 October 1892
Beulah E. Van Auken
Jessie Van Auken
Bessie Marie Van Auken
Alva James Van Auken

Spouse and Children

5 October 1892
Bath, Mason, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Abraham J Van Auken


    Nancy Ann Harbert





    Alice Van Auken


    Alva J Van Auken


    Minnie Myrtle Van Auken


World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Age 5

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John P, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John P Vanauken, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Vanauken, "United States Census, 1910"

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