Edwin C Von Der Osten

1897–1990 (Age 93)
Richmond, New York, United States

The Life of Edwin C

When Edwin C Von Der Osten was born on 27 March 1897, in Richmond, New York, United States, his father, William Von Der Osten, was 32 and his mother, Hedwig Schrader, was 35. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Henrietta Katherine Margaret Siemann. He lived in New York City, New York, United States in 1925 and Richmond, Richmond, New York, United States in 1930. He died on 16 December 1990, in Ormond Beach, Volusia, Florida, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp, Richmond, New York, United States.

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Edwin C Von Der Osten
Henrietta Katherine Margaret Siemann
Herbert J. Von Der Osten
Robert William Von Der Osten
Ruth Von Der Osten

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  • William Von Der Osten


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 16

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 26

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch vonc, vonke ‘spark’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a smith.

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

Sources (3)

  • Edwin C Vander Orten in household of William Vander Orten, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edwin Vonderosten, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edwin C Van Der Osten, "United States Census, 1920"

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