Benjamin Van Doren III

1880–1958 (Age 78)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Van Doren III was born in 1880, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Benjamin Van Doren Jr., was 49 and his mother, Emma L. Miller, was 25. He married Elizabeth Myers Gettier on 18 October 1905, in Littlestown, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Westchester, New York, United States in 1920 and Greenburgh, Westchester, New York, United States for about 15 years. He died in 1958, in Oldwick, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in New Germantown Cemetery, Oldwick, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States.

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Benjamin Van Doren III
Elizabeth Myers Gettier
Marriage: 18 October 1905
Louise Elizabeth Van Doren
Benjamin Van Doren IV

Spouse and Children

18 October 1905
Littlestown, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States


    Louise Elizabeth Van Doren


    Benjamin Van Doren IV


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Van Doren Jr.





World Events (8)


Age 1

John Philip Holland was an inventor famous for designing the world's first submarines. After previous designs were rejected, Holland eventually received funding from the Fenians for a short time. In 1881, the Fenian Ram was launched into the Passaic River in northern New Jersey, marking the first successful submarine launch in the world.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 21

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.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Benjamen Van Doren, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Benjamin Van Doren, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Benjamin Van Doren, "United States Census, 1920"

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