Gerritje Noorlander

25 August 1892–18 March 1982 (Age 89)
Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands

The Life Summary of Gerritje

When Gerritje Noorlander was born on 25 August 1892, in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands, her father, Arie Mechiel Johannes Noorlander, was 33 and her mother, Angenita Margaretha Hennekam, was 28. She married Charles Robert Best on 16 November 1926, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She died on 18 March 1982, in Roy, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Petrus Timmers
Gerritje Noorlander
Marriage: 27 July 1936

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 July 1936Weber, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1898 · Witte Huis, Europe's first Skyscraper is built
    Age 6
    "Built in 1898, the """"White House"""" standing at 43 meters tall, was Europe's first skyscraper. Somehow it survived German bombings in May 14 1940. The White House was added to the UNESCO world heritage list."
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 24
    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

    Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements norr ‘north’ or nor ‘narrow stream between two waters’ + -lander, a hybrid suffix from land ‘land’ and -ander, derived from Greek anēr (genitive andros) ‘man’.

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

    Sources (24)

    • Gertrude Noorlander Timmers in household of John Petrus Timmers, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Gertie Noorlander, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"
    • Margaret Timmers in entry for Johannes Peter Timmers, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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