Willard Nicholas VanZandt

22 August 1895–12 August 1964 (Age 68)
Point Marion, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Willard Nicholas

When Willard Nicholas VanZandt was born on 22 August 1895, in Point Marion, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Lewis VanZandt, was 30 and his mother, Emaline Mizner, was 30. He married Gladys Isabelle Sands on 29 August 1934, in Springboro, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Williamsfield Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 August 1964, in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in East Lawn Palms Cemetery, Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States.

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Willard Nicholas VanZandt
Florence Palmer
Bettie M VanZandt
Phyllis May VanZandt
Jean Ellen VanZandt

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Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States


    Bettie M VanZandt


    Phyllis May VanZandt


    Jean Ellen VanZandt


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 8

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Dutch and Belgian: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Zandt, in Gelderland, Friesland, South Holland, and Zeeland; or Zande in Belgium. See also Vanderzanden .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Willard N Vanzandt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Willard E Vangants in household of William L Vangants, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Willard Vanzandt in household of Grant Van Aermun, "United States Census, 1920"

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