Gertrude Christine Van Hoorn

1900–1992 (Age 92)
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of Gertrude Christine

When Gertrude Christine Van Hoorn was born on 14 May 1900, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, her father, Johannes Van Horn, was 41 and her mother, Antonette Maria van Pienbroek, was 37. She married Alton John C Frank on 22 August 1918, in Allegan, Michigan, United States. She died on 24 May 1992, in Leighton Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Dorr Cemetery, Dorr, Allegan, Michigan, United States.

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Gertrude Christine Van Hoorn
Alton John C Frank
Marriage: 22 August 1918

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22 August 1918
Allegan, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 3

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

Age 27

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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 (1)

  • Gertrude C Vanhoorn in household of Johannes Vanhoorn, "United States Census, 1910"

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