Orsen Frederick Van Leuven

24 February 1865–14 December 1923 (Age 58)
San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States

The Life of Orsen Frederick

When Orsen Frederick Van Leuven was born on 24 February 1865, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, his father, Orson Hyde Van Leuven, was 29 and his mother, Catherine Arlene Roberds, was 15. He married Leatta Ann Fay on 20 October 1885. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in San Jacinto, Riverside, California, United States in 1910 and Perris, Riverside, California, United States in 1920. He died on 14 December 1923, in Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Redlands, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Orsen Frederick Van Leuven
Leatta Ann Fay
Marriage: 20 October 1885
Cora May Van Leuvan
Ira Edwin Van Leuvan
Meda Fay Van Leuvan
Bertha Lee Van Leuvan
Ernest Frederick Van Leuven

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20 October 1885


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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 4

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 16

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Orsen F Van Leuwen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Orson Van Leuven in household of Orson Van Leuven, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frederick Van Leuvan, "United States Census, 1910"

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