Stanley Abraham Vis

17 October 1894–July 1967 (Age 72)
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Stanley Abraham

When Stanley Abraham Vis was born on 17 October 1894, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, his father, Cornelius Vis, was 27 and his mother, Blanch E. Tanner, was 25. He married Effie Arbutus Christenson on 25 October 1915, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died in July 1967, at the age of 72.

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Stanley Abraham Vis
Effie Arbutus Christenson
Marriage: 25 October 1915
Robert S Vis
Harry Vis
Harry J Vis
Norma R Vis
Stella A Vis
Shirley A Vis
Stanley Jr Vis
Donald Laverne Vis
Duane Vis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 October 1915Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 2
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1903 · Ford Motor Company
    Age 9
    "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."
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 22
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch (de Vis): from vis ‘fish’, a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fishmonger, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a fish.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Stanley Vis, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Effie A Christianson in household of Hans C Christianson, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Stanley Vis, "United States Census, 1920"

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