James A Valster

Brief Life History of James A

When James A Valster was born on 4 April 1930, in Iowa, United States, his father, Bastiaan "Ben" Valster, was 35 and his mother, Arvena Synhorst, was 35. He died on 25 April 2000, at the age of 70, and was buried in Pella, Marion, Iowa, United States.

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Bastiaan "Ben" Valster
Arvena Synhorst
Cornie James Valster
James A Valster
Abraham Ben Valster
Jenella Betty Valster

Sources (5)

  • James Valster in household of Ben Valster, "United States Census, 1940"
  • <Unknown>, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"
  • James A. Valster, "Find A Grave Index"

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1934 · The Grout Museum

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.

1949 · NATO is Established

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name or nickname from Middle English balester, balister ‘crossbowman’ (Old French balestre). Compare Ballester .

North German and Dutch: metathesis of Baltzer . This surname is found mainly in the borderland of Münsterland (Germany) and Overijssel (Netherlands).

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

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