Marvel Marie Van Gundy

11 October 1924–17 November 2010 (Age 86)
Grand Junction, Greene, Iowa, United States

The Life of Marvel Marie

When Marvel Marie Van Gundy was born on 11 October 1924, in Grand Junction, Greene, Iowa, United States, her father, Ralph Van Gundy, was 24 and her mother, Zella Eudelle Herrick, was 22. She married Howard Kenney on 11 August 1946, in Jamaica, Guthrie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Jefferson, Greene, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Richland Township, Guthrie, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 17 November 2010, in Jamaica, Guthrie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Richland Memorial Cemetery, Herndon, Guthrie, Iowa, United States.

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Howard Kenney
Marvel Marie Van Gundy
Marriage: 11 August 1946
Roger Claire Kenney

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11 August 1946
Jamaica, Guthrie, Iowa, United States


    Roger Claire Kenney


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World Events (8)

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 2

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 23

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mariel Van Gundy in household of Ralph Van Gundy, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Marvel M Van Gundy in household of Ralph Van Gundy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marvel Marie Van Gundy, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"

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