Peter Vel

31 May 1920–29 December 2007 (Age 87)
Beverwijk, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Peter

When Peter Vel was born on 31 May 1920, in Beverwijk, North Holland, Netherlands, his father, Jan Vel, was 26 and his mother, Jannetje Tabak, was 29. He married Elizabeth Kouprie on 31 May 1944. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 29 December 2007, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Peter Vel
1920–2007
Elizabeth Kouprie
1920–2008
Marriage: 31 May 1944
Inez Beatrice Vel
1947–1947
Jan Peter Roeland Vel
1947–1991

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
31 May 1944
The Hague, Nthr
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Age 1

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

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

1 Spanish and Galician: habitational name, principally from Vea in Soria province, but in some cases from any of four places with the same name in Pontevedra province, Galicia.2 Catalan: habitational name from any of the places named Bea or Vea in the Catalan-speaking areas.3 Norwegian: habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named, from the plural of Old Norse viðr ‘wood’, ‘tree’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Peter Vel, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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