Gerard W Vandiver

about 1920–before 2002 (Age 82)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Gerard W

When Gerard W Vandiver was born about 1920, in Oklahoma, United States, his father, William Edward Vandiver, was 34 and his mother, Caroline Elita Clark, was 30. He died before 2002, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

William Edward Vandiver
1886–1963
Caroline Elita Clark
1890–1949
Nelle Pauline Vandiver
1911–2002
Gerard W Vandiver
1920–2002
Julia Irene Vandiver
1915–1965
Lillie J. Vandiver
1917–1997
Dannie Vandiver
1920–1990
Donald Ray Vandiver
1927–2006

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World Events (8)

1920

Age 0

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 1

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 22

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Van Duiver, a habitational name for someone from Duiven in Gelderland, near Arnhem.

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

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  • Gerard W Vandiver in household of Willem E Vandiver, "United States Census, 1930"

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