Plonie Van Zuyen

19 September 1918–11 June 2007 (Age 88)
Colorado, United States

The Life of Plonie

When Plonie Van Zuyen was born on 19 September 1918, in Colorado, United States, her father, Pieter Van Zuyen, was 33 and her mother, Aplonia Van den Heuvel, was 34. She married Archie Calder Brown on 5 December 1936, in Payette, Payette, Idaho, United States. She lived in Fruita, Mesa, Colorado, United States in 1920. She died on 11 June 2007, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Battle Ground, Clark, Washington, United States.

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Archie Calder Brown
Plonie Van Zuyen
Marriage: 5 December 1936

Spouse and Children

5 December 1936
Payette, Payette, Idaho, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Aplonia Van den Heuvel




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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1919 · Seattle General Strike

Age 1

The Seattle general strike was a five day strike in 1919, where around 65,000 workers began striking for higher wages. This happened two years after WWI  wage controls.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • Ploovnia Van Zuyen in household of Peter Van Zuyen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Plonie Van Zuyen in entry for Archie Calder Brown, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Plonie Van Zuyer, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"

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