Leonard Van Noort

21 October 1913–27 January 1993 (Age 79)
Rock Valley, Sioux, Iowa, United States

The Life of Leonard

When Leonard Van Noort was born on 21 October 1913, in Rock Valley, Sioux, Iowa, United States, his father, Jacobus Van Noort, was 49 and his mother, Maaike van Kekerix, was 43. He married Fennechien De Vries on 9 December 1939, in Jackson, Minnesota, United States. He lived in Rock Township, Sioux, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died on 27 January 1993, in Rock Valley, Sioux, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Valley View Cemetery, Rock Valley, Sioux, Iowa, United States.

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Leonard Van Noort
Fennechien De Vries
Marriage: 9 December 1939

Spouse and Children

9 December 1939
Jackson, Minnesota, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Jacobus Van Noort


    Maaike van Kekerix




    Niesje Antonia van Noort



    Gilbert Van Noort


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 4

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 21

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Leonard Van Noort in household of Jacolas Van Noort, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leonard Van Noort, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leonard Van Noort, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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