Harold Zenus Van Etten

16 March 1898–29 February 1980 (Age 81)
Bath, Mason, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Harold Zenus

When Harold Zenus Van Etten was born on 16 March 1898, in Bath, Mason, Illinois, United States, his father, Winfield Scott Van Etten, was 37 and his mother, Mary Ruth Wortman, was 37. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Susan Caroline Lindley. He lived in Na-Au-Say Township, Kendall, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Oswego, Kendall, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 29 February 1980, in Gainesville, Alachua, Florida, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Oswego, Kendall, Illinois, United States.

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Harold Zenus Van Etten
Susan Caroline Lindley
Robert Scott Van Etten
Dorothy Joyce Van Etten
Enid Fern Van Etten
Harold Lindley Van Etten

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!
Age 2
This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America
Age 12
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 22
The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Anh, Thanh, Hung, Minh, Vinh, Dung, Hue, Huong, Lan, Quang, Tan, Thuy, Hong, Chi, Hang, Ho, Pok, Sang, Bai, Chin, Ching, Chu, Chuan, Dong.Vietnamese (Vạn): from the Chinese surname 萬, see Wan 1.Vietnamese (Văn): from the Chinese surnames 文 or 聞, see Wen 2 and 3, and also 5 below.

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

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Sources (10)

  • Harold Van Elten in household of Winfield S Van Elten, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harold Zenas Van Etten, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Harold Z Van Etten, "United States Census, 1930"

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