Howard Hopkins Van Eaton

Brief Life History of Howard Hopkins

When Howard Hopkins Van Eaton was born on 11 July 1919, in Delisle, Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada, his father, Guy Franklin Van Eaton, was 40 and his mother, Anna Flavel Van Eaton, was 32. He married Jean Elizabeth Shinn on 6 August 1976, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States. He immigrated to Eastport, Kootenai, Idaho, United States in 1938 and lived in Rosetown, St. Andrews No. 287, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1926. He died on 5 August 2000, in Wasco, Oregon, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States.

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Howard Hopkins Van Eaton
Mary Francis Brown
Marriage: 1985

Sources (10)

  • Howard Vaneaton in household of Guy Vaneaton, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Howard Hopkins van Eaton, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Howard Hopkins Dan Van Eaton, "Oregon Death Index, 1971-2008"

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The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.


Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Anh, Thanh, Hung, Minh, Vinh, Dung, Hue, Huong, Lan, Quang, Tan, Thuy, Hong, Chi, Hang, Ho, Pok, Sang, Bai, Chin, Ching, Chu, Chuan, Dong.

Vietnamese (Vạn): from the Chinese surname 萬, see Wan 1.

Vietnamese (Văn): from the Chinese surnames 文 or 聞, see Wen 2 and 3, and also 5 below.

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

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