Fritz Julius Groothuis

12 June 1918–16 July 1985 (Age 67)
Culbertson, Hitchcock, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Fritz Julius

When Fritz Julius Groothuis was born on 12 June 1918, in Culbertson, Hitchcock, Nebraska, United States, his father, Johann Groothuis, was 42 and his mother, Talea or Tillie or Matilda Straatman, was 39. He married Margaret Elizabeth "Margie" White on 12 October 1939, in Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Riverside Township, Hitchcock, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1944. He died on 16 July 1985, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fritz Julius Groothuis
Margaret Elizabeth "Margie" White
Marriage: 12 October 1939
Jerry Lee Groothuis

Spouse and Children


    Margaret Elizabeth "Margie" White


12 October 1939
Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States


    Jerry Lee Groothuis


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1921 · Flash floods kill 1500

Age 3

On June 3 1921, flash floods in Pueblo cause over $20 million in damage and kill over 1,500 people in its wake.
1936 · Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Age 18

"Built on property donated by the Broadmoor Art Academy, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center was built in April of 1936. This was in the middle of the """"Gret Deperession"""" and Alice Bemis Tylor funded the project to help employ laborers who were unemployed."

Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived in or by a large house, from Middle Dutch grōt ‘large’, ‘great’ + hous ‘house’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fritz J Groothuis in household of John Groothuis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fritz Groothuis in household of Tillie Groothuis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fritz Groothuis, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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