Gerald Ames Van Evera

Brief Life History of Gerald Ames

When Gerald Ames Van Evera was born on 14 September 1900, in Owatonna, Steele, Minnesota, United States, his father, Cornelius Goshen Melvin Van Evera, was 20 and his mother, Laura Mabel Ames, was 20. He married Anna Friederike Bergmann on 23 April 1928, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Monterey Park, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940 and Anaheim, Orange, California, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 30 January 1951, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Gerald Ames Van Evera
1900–1951
Anna Friederike Bergmann
1893–1976
Marriage: 23 April 1928

Sources (16)

  • Gerald Van Evera, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Gerald Ames van Evera, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Gerald Ames Van Evera, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

1914 · The Man With The First Air Conditioned Home

Charles Gates was the first person in the United States to install air conditioning in his home. Funny thing was, Gates died a year before it was installed.

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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