Mary Gertrude van Gilse

1901–1996 (Age 95)
Nyssa, Malheur, Oregon, United States

The Life of Mary Gertrude

When Mary Gertrude van Gilse was born on 15 April 1901, in Nyssa, Malheur, Oregon, United States, her father, Robert van Gilse, was 27 and her mother, Trijntje Tensen, was 22. She married Ralph Sanders Beaver on 28 September 1922, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1935 and Glendale Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 12 July 1996, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 95.

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Mary Gertrude van Gilse
Ralph Sanders Beaver
Marriage: 28 September 1922
Donald Ralph Beaver
Betty Marjorie Beaver

Spouse & Children

28 September 1922
Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States


  • Donald Ralph Beaver


  • Betty Marjorie Beaver


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1908 · Utah's First National Monument

Age 7

Natural Bridges National Monument was designated a National Monument in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt. It is Utah’s first National Monument but didn’t get many visitors until after the uranium boom of the 1950s. Today the Monument and its park became the first International Dark Sky Park certified by the International Dark-Sky Association.

Age 26

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 (3)

  • Mary G Van Gilsie in household of Robert Van Gilsie, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Beaver in household of Ralph S Beaver, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary G Van Gilse in household of Robert Van Gilse, "United States Census, 1910"

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