Ruth Ann Van Valkenburg

15 October 1833–11 August 1913 (Age 79)
Yates, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Ruth Ann

When Ruth Ann Van Valkenburg was born on 15 October 1833, in Yates, New York, United States, her father, Peter Aker Van Valkenburg, was 21 and her mother, Margaret Predmore, was 23. She married Andrew Lafayette Siler on 18 May 1851, in Dry Creek, Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 11 August 1913, in Circleville, Piute, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Siler Ranch Cemetery, Alton, Kane, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Lafayette Siler
Ruth Ann Van Valkenburg
Marriage: 18 May 1851
Lindy Charlotte Siler
Kathern Siler
Ann Siler
Jane Siler
Laura Jane Siler
Andrew Siler
Susan Siler
William F Siler
Hinton Siler
Margaret Siler
Martha Siler

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 May 1851Dry Creek, Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 13
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 30
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Sources (26)

    • Ruth Ann van Valkenburg in entry for Kate Lamb, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Ann Van Valkenberg in household of Margaret Van Valkenberg, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Ann Siler in entry for Marcellus Johnson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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