Gloria Shirley Van Hoorn

1937–2010 (Age 73)
Roberts, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Gloria Shirley

When Gloria Shirley Van Hoorn was born on 18 June 1937, in Roberts, South Dakota, United States, her father, Dick F Van Hoorn, was 43 and her mother, Emma Mathilda, was 37. She married Kenneth Dale Harms on 4 August 1954, in Roberts, South Dakota, United States. She lived in Wilmot, Roberts, South Dakota, United States in 1940. She died on 16 November 2010, in Corona, Roberts, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Kilborn Township, Grant, South Dakota, United States.

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Gloria Shirley Van Hoorn
Kenneth Dale Harms
Marriage: 4 August 1954

Spouse & Children

4 August 1954
Roberts, South Dakota, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Dick F Van Hoorn


  • Emma Mathilda




  • Edward Van Hoorn


  • Merlin Henry Van Hoorn


  • Eugene Van Hoorn


  • Female1935–1996Female

  • Female1937–2010Female

World Events (8)


Age 4

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Four Freedoms

Age 4

President Roosevelt spoke in front of Congress and gave a speech on what Freedoms everyone should be granted. First being the Freedom of Speech. Second, the freedom of Religion, Third, The Freedom from Want, and Fourth, the Freedom from Fear. Being a big deal, FDR didn't just say that all people should have these freedoms because Americans already expected these freedoms.
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 21

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Gloria Van Hoorn in household of Dick Van Hoorn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gloria Shirley Harms, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Gloria Van Hoorn, "South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2014"

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