Wilber Paul Van Der Kolk

Brief Life History of Wilber Paul

When Wilber Paul Van Der Kolk was born on 21 April 1893, in Overisel, Overisel Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States, his father, John Henry Vander Kolk, was 36 and his mother, Delia Berendina Kok, was 27. He married Bertha Henrietta Maatman on 25 March 1920, in Allegan, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Overisel Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States for about 40 years. He died on 13 September 1966, in Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Hamilton, Heath Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States.

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Wilber Paul Van Der Kolk
Bertha Henrietta Maatman
Marriage: 25 March 1920
Hollis Paul Vander Kolk
Hollis P Vanderkolk
Ruth Arlene Vanderkolk
Ira K Vanderkolk
Leonard James Vanderkolk

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  • Wibert V Vanderkolk in household of John Vanderkolk, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wilber Paul Vander Kolk, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Wilbur Paul Van Der Kolk, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1903 · Ford Motor Company

"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."

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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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