Clarence Glenn van Toorn

14 March 1922–16 May 2007 (Age 85)
Garfield Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States

The Life of Clarence Glenn

When Clarence Glenn van Toorn was born on 14 March 1922, in Garfield Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States, his father, Louis Charles van Toorn, was 31 and his mother, Mary Alta Grandia, was 31. He lived in Spring Creek Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 May 2007, in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85.

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Louis Charles van Toorn
Mary Alta Grandia
Roy Louis van Toorn
Edna May van Toorn
Clarence Glenn van Toorn

Parents and Siblings

    Louis Charles van Toorn





World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 4

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 23

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

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)

  • Clarence A Vantoorn in household of Louis C Vantoorn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clarence Van Toorn in household of Lewis Van Toorn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clarence Van Toorn, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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