Grace Vos

29 June 1900–3 August 1993 (Age 93)
East Saugatuck, Allegan, Michigan, United States

The Life of Grace

When Grace Vos was born on 29 June 1900, in East Saugatuck, Allegan, Michigan, United States, her father, Gerrit Berend Jan Vos, was 29 and her mother, Geertje Hekman, was 24. She married Henry Drenten on 16 November 1921, in Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Heath Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Hamilton, Heath Township, Allegan, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. She died on 3 August 1993, in Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Hamilton, Allegan, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Drenten
Grace Vos
Marriage: 16 November 1921
Sara Drenten
Glenn Willis Drenten
Alma Drenten

Spouse and Children

16 November 1921
Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States


    Sara Drenten


    Glenn Willis Drenten


    Alma Drenten


Parents and Siblings






    Jennie Vos


    Gertrude Vos


World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 3

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

Age 27

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English: see Fosse .2 Dutch (de Vos): nickname for someone with red hair, from vos ‘fox’.3 North German: variant of Voss .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Grace Drenten in household of Henry Drenten, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Grace Drenten in household of Henry Drenten, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mrs Henry Drenten in entry for Gerrit B J Vos, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

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