Wilma Marie Van Vleet

7 December 1919–12 August 2010 (Age 90)
Bismarck, Burleigh, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Wilma Marie

When Wilma Marie Van Vleet was born on 7 December 1919, in Bismarck, Burleigh, North Dakota, United States, her father, William Van Vleet, was 27 and her mother, Clara Severine Meland, was 27. She married Lloyd Dewayne LaFollette on 11 August 1940. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Driscoll, Burleigh, North Dakota, United States for about 10 years and Election District 9, Park, Wyoming, United States in 1940. She died on 12 August 2010, in Powell, Park, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Powell, Park, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lloyd Dewayne LaFollette
Wilma Marie Van Vleet
Marriage: 11 August 1940
Dawn Rae LaFollette
William LaFollette
Michelle Marie LaFollette

Spouse and Children

11 August 1940


    Dawn Rae LaFollette


    Michelle Marie LaFollette


    William LaFollette


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1933 · Fort Peck Dam Construction Begins

Age 14

Construction on the Fort Peck Dam started in 1933. It is the highest of six major dams along the Missouri River. It is located in the northeastern part of Montana near Glasgow and Fort Peck.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Wilma M Van Vleet in household of William Van Vleet, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Welma M Van Vleet in household of William Van Vleet, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilma Van Vleet in household of William Van Vleet, "United States Census, 1940"

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