Eleanor Jean Moore

28 July 1933–10 August 2010 (Age 77)
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of Eleanor Jean

When Eleanor Jean Moore was born on 28 July 1933, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, her father, Harry Eugene Moore, was 26 and her mother, Ellen Alice Young, was 28. She married Leonard Donald Bronkema on 30 June 1953. She died on 10 August 2010, in Tulare, Tulare, California, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Donald Bronkema
1931–2018
Eleanor Jean Moore
1933–2010
Marriage: 30 June 1953

Spouse and Children

    Leonard Donald Bronkema

    Male1931–2018Male

    Female1933–2010Female

MARRIAGE
30 June 1953

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 1

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 2

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1954 · Worlds Largest Christmas Store

Age 21

Wally Bronner opened what would become the world's largest Christmas Store in 1954 as a result of successfully creating custom Christmas panels for city lampposts. Since then, the Frankenmuth store has expanded to a 27 acre landscaped lot with over 50,000 Christmas related items in his store. Bronner's attracts over two million guests per year.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English more ‘moor’, ‘marsh’, ‘fen’, ‘area of uncultivated land’ (Old English mōr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in such a place or a habitational name from any of the various places named with this word, as for example Moore in Cheshire or More in Shropshire.2 English: from Old French more ‘Moor’ (Latin maurus). The Latin term denoted a native of northwestern Africa, but in medieval England the word came to be used informally as a nickname for any swarthy or dark-skinned person.3 English: from a personal name (Latin Maurus ‘Moor’). This name was borne by various early Christian saints. The personal name was introduced to England by the Normans, but it was never as popular in England as it was on the Continent.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eleanor Or Pat Bronkema in entry for Eleanor A Moore, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"
  • Eleanor J Moore in entry for Daniel P Bronkena and Minda A Posadas, "Philippines Civil Registration (National), 1945-1984"
  • Eleanor Jean Moore in entry for Lisa Ann Bronkema, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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