Lucy Wilhelmina Christoffels

Female14 May 1922–7 August 2002

Brief Life History of Lucy Wilhelmina

When Lucy Wilhelmina Christoffels was born on 14 May 1922, in Pipestone, Minnesota, United States, her father, Gerrit Christoffels, was 47 and her mother, Lubbetje 'Lucy' Van De Streek, was 42. She died on 7 August 2002, in her hometown, at the age of 80.

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Albertus Elmer DeGroot
1918–2001
Lucy Wilhelmina Christoffels
1922–2002

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  • Lucy Degroot in entry for Louis Christoffels, "Minnesota, Obituaries 1865-2006"

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 9

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of Christoffer .

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

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