Henry "Hank" Vander Veen

18 May 1913–25 January 1996 (Age 82)
Kollum, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life of Henry "Hank"

When Henry "Hank" Vander Veen was born on 18 May 1913, in Kollum, Friesland, Netherlands, his father, Sam "Sierk" Vander Veen, was 23 and his mother, Bertha "Berber" Van Lingen, was 25. He married Edith Duiff on 17 March 1937. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Whatcom, Washington, United States in 1935 and Ten Mile Township, Whatcom, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 25 January 1996, in Ferndale, Whatcom, Washington, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Monumenta Cemetery, Lynden, Whatcom, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry "Hank" Vander Veen
Edith Duiff
Marriage: 17 March 1937
Betty L Vander Veen
Fred VanderVeen
Kenneth VanderVeen
Marilyn vanderVeen
Nancy VanderVeen

Spouse and Children

17 March 1937
Whatcom, Washington, United States


    Betty L Vander Veen


    Fred VanderVeen


    Kenneth VanderVeen


    Marilyn vanderVeen


    Nancy VanderVeen


Parents and Siblings




    Clarence vander Veen


    Alyce vander Veen


World Events (8)

1914 · WWI and the Netherlands

Age 1

During WWI, the Netherlands declared that they were neutral and stayed so during the war.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Henry Vander Veen in household of Sam Vander Veen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henry Vander Veen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Henry van der Veen, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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