Harold R Von Der Osten

1901–1950 (Age 48)
Richmond, Richmond, New York, United States

The Life of Harold R

When Harold R Von Der Osten was born on 25 August 1901, in Richmond, Richmond, New York, United States, his father, William Von Der Osten, was 37 and his mother, Hedwig Schrader, was 39. He lived in New York City, New York, United States in 1915. He died in 1950, at the age of 49.

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William Von Der Osten
Hedwig Schrader
Sophia M. Von Der Osten
Anna N. Von Der Osten
Louise Elizabeth Von Der Osten
Edwin C Von Der Osten
Harold R Von Der Osten

Parents & Siblings

  • William Von Der Osten


  • Female1862–1971Female



World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 12

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 15

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.

Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch vonc, vonke ‘spark’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a smith.

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

Sources (3)

  • Harold R Vander Orten in household of William Vander Orten, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harold R Van Der Osten, "New York State Census, 1915"
  • Harold Rudolph Vander Osten, "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909"

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