Robert van Gilse

1873–1955 (Age 81)
Middelburg, South Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Robert

When Robert van Gilse was born on 18 June 1873, in Middelburg, South Holland, Netherlands, his father, John Albert van Gilse, was 23 and his mother, Marie Hockelman, was 21. He married Trijntje Tensen on 29 April 1900, in Canyon, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Glendale Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 23 April 1955, in Camarillo, Ventura, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Robert van Gilse
Trijntje Tensen
Marriage: 29 April 1900
Mary Gertrude van Gilse
Elizabeth Alida van Gilse
John Albert van Gilse
Bernice van Gilse
Hilda Margaret van Gilse

Spouse & Children

29 April 1900
Canyon, Idaho, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • John Albert van Gilse


  • Marie Hockelman




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Age 16

Historical Boundaries - 1889: Malheur, Oregon, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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.

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)

  • Robert Van Gilsie, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert Van Gilse, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robert Van Gilse, "United States Census, 1940"

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