Clarence Clifford Van

6 September 1906–25 November 1995 (Age 89)
Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Clarence Clifford

When Clarence Clifford Van was born on 6 September 1906, in Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Robert Scott Van, was 26 and his mother, Julia Ann Bonner, was 26. He married Ruby Belle Swisher about 1926, in United States. He lived in Naperville, DuPage, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Worthville, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 25 November 1995, in Batavia, Genesee, New York, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Oakfield, Oakfield, Genesee, New York, United States.

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Clarence Clifford Van
Ruby Belle Swisher
Marriage: about 1926

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about 1926
United States

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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 4

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 25

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Clarance C Van in household of Robert S Van, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clarence C Van in household of Robert S Van, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Clarence C Van in household of Robert L Van, "United States Census, 1920"

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