Margaret Van Dam

28 February 1914–4 March 2010 (Age 96)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Van Dam was born on 28 February 1914, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Herbert Evans Van Dam, was 36 and her mother, Lillieth Ann Smith, was 28. She married Roland Ricks Allen on 16 September 1937, in Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 March 2010, in Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roland Ricks Allen
Margaret Van Dam
Marriage: 16 September 1937
Roland Gordon Allen
Dale Van Dam Allen
Keith Van Dam Allen
Norman Allen
Richard Allen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 September 1937Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 2
    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.
    1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch
    Age 2
    The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
    Age 27
    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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    Story Highlight

    Newspaper Clipping

    The attached newspaper clipping is from a Junior Girls Project scrapbook compiled by Ida Marjorie Norman Harline (KWCD-LDD) circa 1935. Ida’s scrapbook included newspaper clippings for 12 of her frien …

    Sources (36)

    • Van Dam, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Margaret Van Dam in household of Lillieth Smith Van Dam, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Miss Margaret Van Dam, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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