Gary Edwin Van Horn

6 March 1940–30 July 1996 (Age 56)
Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States

The Life of Gary Edwin

When Gary Edwin Van Horn was born on 6 March 1940, in Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States, his father, Edwin Henry Van Horn, was 28 and his mother, Areta May Chapin, was 29. He lived in Valley Homes Election Precinct, Walla Walla, Washington, United States in 1940 and Portland, Washington, Oregon, United States in 1997. He died on 30 July 1996, in Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 56.

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Edwin Henry Van Horn
Areta May Chapin
Beverly Janice Vanhorn
Gary Edwin Van Horn

Parents and Siblings

    Edwin Henry Van Horn


    Areta May Chapin




World Events (8)


Age 1

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Four Freedoms

Age 1

President Roosevelt spoke in front of Congress and gave a speech on what Freedoms everyone should be granted. First being the Freedom of Speech. Second, the freedom of Religion, Third, The Freedom from Want, and Fourth, the Freedom from Fear. Being a big deal, FDR didn't just say that all people should have these freedoms because Americans already expected these freedoms.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 15

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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)

  • Gary Vanhorn in household of Edwin H Vanhorn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gary Edwin Van, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"
  • Gary Edwin Van Horn, "Oregon, Death Index, 1903-1998"

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