John Witvoet

29 October 1879–6 May 1961 (Age 81)
Grootegast, Groningen, Netherlands

The Life Summary of John

When John Witvoet was born on 29 October 1879, in Grootegast, Groningen, Netherlands, his father, Gerrit Lammerts Witvoet, was 44 and his mother, Geertje Fokkes Aardema, was 34. He married Carrie Gerriyje VanderGriend on 23 August 1900, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Thornton Township, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940 and Thornton, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1950. He died on 6 May 1961, in Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Oakland Memory Lanes, Dolton, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Witvoet
1879–1961
Carrie Gerriyje VanderGriend
1880–1955
Marriage: 23 August 1900
Gerrit J Witvoet
1901–1989
Josie Witvoet
1903–1994
Boyd Witvoet
1905–1993
Frank Witvoet
1906–1975
Lambertus J. Witvoet
1908–1981
John Witvoet Jr.
1910–1987
Gertrude Witvoet
1911–2000
Fannie Witvoet
1913–1998
Andrew John Witvoet
1914–1997
Mae Witvoet
1918–1996

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 August 1900Cook, Illinois, United States
  • Children

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 2
    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.
    1885 · The First Skyscraper
    Age 6
    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 22
    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

    Greek: the Lord gave graciously; whom Jehovah gave; whom Jehovah bestowed.

    Sources (36)

    • John Witnoet, "United States Census, 1910"
    • John Witvoet, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
    • John G Witvoet, "United States Census, 1940"

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