Grover C. Van Buskirk

11 July 1885–30 January 1964 (Age 78)
Montgomery, Iowa, United States

The Life of Grover C.

When Grover C. Van Buskirk was born on 11 July 1885, in Montgomery, Iowa, United States, his father, William S Van Buskirk, was 25 and his mother, Gertrude A. Grant, was 21. He married Grace May Penry on 4 May 1907, in Red Oak, Montgomery, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Red Oak, Montgomery, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Sherman Township, Montgomery, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 January 1964, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Elliott, Montgomery, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Grover C. Van Buskirk
Grace May Penry
Marriage: 4 May 1907
John Van Buskirk
George Van Buskirk

Spouse and Children

4 May 1907
Red Oak, Montgomery, Iowa, United States



    George Van Buskirk


Parents and Siblings

    William S Van Buskirk


    Gertrude A. Grant




World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Grover Van Buskirk, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Grover Van Buskrik, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Grover C Van Buskirk, "United States Census, 1940"

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