Viola May Oorbeck

23 April 1925–31 July 2009 (Age 84)
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

The Life of Viola May

When Viola May Oorbeck was born on 23 April 1925, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, her father, Benjamin Oorbeck, was 28 and her mother, Maatje Adriana DeKoning, was 26. She married John H Garnaat on 16 November 1943, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. She lived in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 31 July 2009, in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States, at the age of 84.

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John H Garnaat
Viola May Oorbeck
Marriage: 16 November 1943

Spouse and Children

16 November 1943
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

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

Age 4

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 22

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

Respelling of German Vorbeck, a habitational name from Vorbeck near Güstrow in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.

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

Sources (3)

  • Viola Oarbeck in household of John C Dekoning, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Viola May Oorbeck in entry for John Henry Garnaat, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Viola May Or Vi Garnaat, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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