Bernice May Kuck

25 February 1905–26 November 1996 (Age 91)
Honor, Benzie, Michigan, United States

The Life of Bernice May

When Bernice May Kuck was born on 25 February 1905, in Honor, Benzie, Michigan, United States, her father, John F. Kucks, was 29 and her mother, Katie Lula Morgan, was 27. She married Ananias Lisle Van Vleet on 30 October 1926. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 26 November 1996, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Ananias Lisle Van Vleet
Bernice May Kuck
Marriage: 30 October 1926
LeRoy John Van Vleet

Spouse and Children

30 October 1926
Spring Lake, Ottowa, Michigan


Parents and Siblings

    John F. Kucks


    Katie Lula Morgan




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

Age 5

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 German (Kück): nickname meaning ‘chicken’ ( see Kueck ).2 German: derivative of Slavic kukol ‘weed’, probably a nickname for a farmer who neglected his land.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Bernice M Kucks in household of John F Kucks, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bernice M Kuck in household of John F Kuck, "United States Census, 1920"

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