John Van Buskirk1

M, b. circa 1842
     John Van Buskirk was born circa 1842 at Ross Co. (probably), OH.1 He was the son of Abraham Van Buskirk and Maria Harlow.1

Citations

  1. [S247] 1860 Federal Census, Ross County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1031; FHL #805031.

Maria Van Buskirk1

F, b. circa 1852
     Maria Van Buskirk was born circa 1852 at Ross Co. (probably), OH.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Van Buskirk and Maria Harlow.1

Citations

  1. [S247] 1860 Federal Census, Ross County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1031; FHL #805031.

Woodson Van Buskirk1

M, b. circa 1857
     Woodson Van Buskirk was born circa 1857 at Ross Co. (probably), OH.1 He was the son of Abraham Van Buskirk and Maria Harlow.1

Citations

  1. [S247] 1860 Federal Census, Ross County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1031; FHL #805031.

Elizabeth Van Campen

F, b. 12 December 1789, d. 22 September 1838
     Elizabeth Van Campen was born on 12 December 1789 at Columbia Co., PA. She married Jacob Seely circa 1810. Elizabeth Van Campen died on 22 September 1838 at Plymouth Twp., Richland Co., OH, at age 48. She was buried in September 1838 at Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Plymouth, Richland Co., OH, Findagrave #85074959.

Child of Elizabeth Van Campen and Jacob Seely

Arthur William Van Cleave

M, b. 8 March 1907, d. 27 January 1942
     Arthur William Van Cleave was born on 8 March 1907 at Steamboat Springs, Routt Co., CO. He was the son of Church William Van Cleave and Lila J. Kitchens. Arthur William Van Cleave married Elizabeth Marzella Gammill, daughter of Alexander Homer Gammill and Lydia Heazeltine. Arthur William Van Cleave died on 27 January 1942 at Victor American Coal Co. Wadge Mine, Mt. Harris, Routt Co., CO, at age 34 NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Craig Empire-Courier; January 28, 1942; http://www.museumnwco.org/lookBackArticle.php?lookBackID=40 :

               Wadge Mine Disaster in Mount Harris.
The Following Six Men from Craig Are among Casualties; H. H. Hartman, Joe Goodrich, Don Ford, Raymond Pope, Charley Baker, Frank Shepherd.
State Officials Are Investigating Cause of the Blast.
Bodies Being Brought out Today.

Thirty-four Mount Harris miners lost their lives in what is believed to be Colorado's greatest mine disaster last night, when an explosion occurred in a workroom and tunnel of the Victor American Coal Company Wadge Mine at Mount Harris, 22 miles east of Craig. First news of the disaster reached the outside world at about 10:15 PM last night when Joe Gall, Robert Fickle, Elmer Eversole, and Mike Atanasoff escaped from the mine through the airshaft. They said that they were working in a room several hundred feet closer to the entrance of the mine than the room where the explosion took place. They felt the vibration of the blast, and knew that a serious explosion had taken place. Investigation of the disaster was started at once and it was soon apparent that all 34 men who were working in the 19th tunnel some 5500 feet from the mine entrance had been killed either by the force of the explosion or from falling rocks and coal from the tunnel and workrooms off this tunnel. The Wadge Mines main tunnel with air shafts parallel to the main tunnel extends west from the main entrance which is located on the north side of U.S. 40 in Mount Harris. From the main tunnel other work tunnels branch off to the north. It was in the 19th branch tunnel, the one furthest to the west and north that the explosion took place. The main tunnel drops off at an angle of about 10 degrees from the surface of the earth at the location. Hoists pull the cars from the mine on this incline. Thus the explosion actually took place at a distance of a little over a mile north and west of the town of Mount Harris. Work of clearing the debris from the mine in an effort to reach the bodies was started last night but it was 10:30 this morning when the first bodies were brought out. It was necessary to place these bodies on stretchers and carry them some 2000 feet where they were placed on mine cars and brought to the surface. At 10:30 AM eight bodies had been recovered. It is probable that it will be nightfall or later before all the bodies can be removed. Arrangements have been made at Mount Harris to take the bodies to the Liberty Hall, the town's movie theater where they will probably remain until the inquest can be completed. The mine officials and state mine inspectors have started an investigation in an effort to determine the cause of the explosion. It is believe that mine gas must have been the cause of the blast, but what set it off has not been determined. The men who lost their lives went into the mine at 3:30 yesterday afternoon and would have completed their shift at about 11 o'clock last night. Thus they had been at work for some time before the explosion took place. District attorney Ray Monson said here today, that the inquest would be started either tonight or tomorrow morning. Funeral arrangements of course had scarcely been considered today since friends and relatives are still stunned by the sudden disaster. All families of the deceased men will receive compensation through Colorado's workman compensation law and from Federal Social Security. Mr. Leonard Smith of Grand Junction will be in this community in the near future to make Social Security adjustments for the families. Of the men living in Craig who lost their lives, Charley Baker was age 37 and is survived by his wife and one child Aubrey, 13. Don Ford, single, age 25 is a brother of Emmett Ford. He had already completed examinations in preparation for entering the armed service and was only working until he would be called for active duty. His mother Mina C, Ford lives at Parkdale. Joe Goodrich age 40 was single and is survived by his brother George R. of Vernal, Utah. Frank Shepherd age 33 is survived by his wife and four children, Nina age 10, Anna age 9, Margie age 7, and Glenn age 4. H. H. Hartman age 47 is survived by his wife; they had been living at Mount Harris this winter, although they formerly lived in Moffat County. Following is a list of the dead from Mount Harris, Hayden and other points in Routt County. Antonio Adame 42, Arthur Van Cleave 34, Harrison Ward 44, Elmer Hindman 40, Leo Beck 42, Kenneth Hockman 32, Pete Creton 54, Plutarco Adame 45, Bob Nance 46, Tom McKnight 54, Tony Skufca 39, Harry Oliver, Sr. 55, Walter Blount 50, Adrian Vriezema 21, Harvey Hardin 46, Philip Gonzalez 50, Joe Martinek 55, Ross Cable 35, Ralph Cable 30, Max Bustos 65, Joe Sertich 50, Raymond Cable 38, Tim Trujillo 26, Jack Gasparich 42, Charles Vuckoman 49, George Searles 40, Harry Moore 29, H.T. Been 37.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - The Steamboat Pilot, Thursday January 29th, 1942: http://www.museumnwco.org/lookBackArticle.php?lookBackID=40

Tragedy Stalked at Mount Harris and 34 Killed in Explosion at Coal Mine.
Blast Occurred Tuesday Night in the Wadge Mine
- Greatest Mine Disaster in 25 Years.

Routt County and all of Colorado morn today with Mount Harris where in an improvised mortuary in the town theater, the torn and blackened bodies of 34 miners await identification. They were killed about 10:30 Tuesday night when a terrific explosion rocked the depths of the Wadge Mine of the Victor American Fuel Company and was followed by dense billows a blackdamp, deadly carbon monoxide gas. Of the entire night shift in the mine, only four men working 3000 feet from the entrance of the main tunnel escaped. Upon hearing the explosion further underground they raced to safety through an airshaft parallel to the main tunnel and gave the alarm. Scores of rescue workers equipped with oxygen helmets and other safety equipment reached the mine within a few minutes. Most of the rescue workers were made up from the highly trained rescue unit of the Mount Harris Mine which is located across Highway 40 and Yampa River from the Wadge Mine. It was hours later however, before the first rescue squad reached the pit from the mine entrance where 34 men had been working and where the explosion occurred. Thomas Allen, State Coal Mine Inspector rushed from the Denver office to the scene of the disaster. Coroner A. W. Heyer called up on morticians from Oak Creek and Craig to aid him in the work of taking care of the bodies. Identification of the bodies was very difficult. The first six bodies removed from the mine reached the surface on stretchers placed on a mine car at 11:00 AM Wednesday. All day the work of recovering the bodies continued. They were so badly mangled and burned that the immediate identification was almost impossible except in a few instances. It was the worst disaster the state has known since 1917 when 132 men were killed in the Hastings mine in Las Animas County. It was the first major mine disaster ever to occur in Routt County. Blackdamp or afterdamp frequently follows a mine explosion due to the exhaustion of the oxygen in the air by the blast itself; blackdamp is not explosive. But because it contains very little oxygen, oxygen masks are needed to sustain life where the mine air is mostly consisted of blackdamp, and afterdamp. The Wadge Mine always had been considered quite safe and a report made by Finlay McCallum, Deputy State Mine Inspector, in November 1941, said ventilation in the mine appeared to be good and that working conditions were satisfactory. The entire town went into mourning as word of the disaster spread. Schools in the town were closed Wednesday, and the 300 odd workers in the Colorado Utah Mine were told not to report for work. Henry Johnson is Mine Superintendent and Ben Snyder, mine clerk. The men who escaped to the surface were: Joe Gall, age 40, who lives in Milner, Bill Fickle, age 35, and Elmer Everson age 23, both of Hayden, and Mike Atanasoff, “Fat Mike”, of Mount Harris. 24 of the 34 men killed were married and most of them had children. Thomas Allen, Chief State Coal Mine Inspector, said Wednesday afternoon, that investigations show the explosion had been caused by firedamp, a methane gas which becomes highly explosive when mixed with oxygen in the air. The men in the mine, he said, were working near a fault or fissure. He expressed the belief that the firedamp was present in the fissure and escaped into the pit as the coal enclosing it was cut away. Firedamp is odorless, and being lighter than air it rises to the roof of the coal seam. A spark from the overhead trolley wire for the electric motors used to move the coal cars used in the mine or from electric coal cutting machinery might have caused the gas to ignite, Allen said. The town of Hayden went into mourning too and closed its school for the day. A basketball game between the Hayden and Steamboat Springs high schools scheduled for Wednesday night was canceled. Charles Ward, center of the Hayden team, is a son of Harrison Ford of Steamboat Springs, one of the mine victims. The Cable family of Hayden was hardest hit by the disaster three brothers Ralph, Ross, and Raymond Cable died in the mine and Elmer Hindman, also of Hayden, another victim, was a brother-in-law of Ralph Cable. The night shift at the Wadge mine had gone to work at 3:30 PM Tuesday. The explosion occurred about an hour and a half before the shift was due to quit work. Had the explosion occurred much later into the shift, the fatalities could have been doubled, because the changing of the shift took place inside the mine, and quite possibly two separate shifts would have been in the disaster instead of one. Henry Johnson, Mine Superintendent, said the explosion was so far underground that the sound of it was not audible on the surface. The main mine tunnel goes under the Wadge Mine holdings at a slope of about 10 degrees. Bill Fickle, one of the men who escaped, said he and his three companions heard a dull thud far back in the mine about 10 PM. Within a moment they smelled smoke and ran for their lives. They had happened to be near a passage, which connects the main tunnel with the air passage; near the junction is a telephone, which apparently was out of order, as Fickle and his companions could not get any response over it. Dashing through the air passage they were uncomfortable but not sick as a result of the blackdamp, Fickle said. "If we would have had to go a couple hundred yards in the mine tunnel itself we would not have made it,” he added. The air passage ends in a blower house through which the four men reached the surface. Superintendent Johnson first learned of the explosion from Fickle and his companions. Powerful blowers were to put to work to force fresh air into the main tunnel and draw off the blackdamp fumes. With the fans in operation rescue party members wearing helmets began to work their way deep into the mine. Others who rushed to the scene from Denver, in addition to Allen, were H.E. McDonald, President of the Victor American Fuel Company; W. H. Forbes, engineer in charge of the Denver Safety Office of the United States Bureau of Mines; E.L. Christensen, and E.A. Morgan, inspectors under Forbes; George B. Frittis, and Floyd G. Anderson, safety experts under Forbes, and James W. Gresham, mine rescue instructor for the State Department of Vocational Education. The federal officials brought with them a truck carrying rescue equipment. By the time the first bodies were removed from the mine, rescue workers on hand included 24 men equipped with oxygen helmets, and more than 50 men who were formed into relief crews. Allen said the damage to the mine in itself from the explosion did not appear to be great. While the men of the camp worked at their grim task, the women of Mount Harris and neighboring communities, which had been formed into first aid groups, set themselves to the work of doing all they could for the families of the mine victims. Mrs. Veda Burford, who is in charge of the Safety Division of the State Coal Mine Department, left Denver for Mount Harris Wednesday afternoon to help direct the women in their work among the families of the victims. Coroner Heyer is conducting an inquest at Mount Harris today, attended by District Attorney Ray Monson and many state officials. Tentative plans are that a mass funeral will be held at Mount Harris Saturday afternoon, but all the relatives have not yet been reached. If this is done, business houses in Steamboat Springs will be asked to close. The miners killed in the explosion from Steamboat Springs are; Arthur Van Cleave a native of Routt County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Churchie Van Cleave. He has a wife and three children. Harrison Ward, recently living in Hayden has a wife and two children. Leo Beck is a son of Mrs. Josephine Beck, brother of Mrs. Charles Eckstein, and a longtime resident of Routt County.

Church William Van Cleave

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     Church William Van Cleave married Lila J. Kitchens.

Child of Church William Van Cleave and Lila J. Kitchens

Aaron Van Cleve

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Child of Aaron Van Cleve

Jane Van Cleve

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     Jane Van Cleve was the daughter of Aaron Van Cleve. Jane Van Cleve married Squire Boone, son of Squire Boone and Sarah Morgan, on 8 August 1765.

Children of Jane Van Cleve and Squire Boone

William Avery Van Cleve1

M, b. 13 May 1915, d. September 1976
     William Avery Van Cleve was born on 13 May 1915 at Arkansas.1 He was the son of Fred Arthur Vancleve and Clara Windle.1 William Avery Van Cleve married Nellie Alberta Crawford. William Avery Van Cleve died in September 1976 at Roland, Pulaski Co., AR, at age 61.

Citations

  1. [S3289] 1930 Federal Census, Pulaski County, Arkansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 92; FHL #2339827.

Elizabeth Van de Walle1

F, b. 21 May 1626
     Elizabeth Van de Walle was born on 21 May 1626 at Wesel, Westfalia, Germany. She was the daughter of Jacobus Van de Walle. Elizabeth Van de Walle married Rosier Levering circa 1647 at Wesel, Westfalia, Germany.1

Child of Elizabeth Van de Walle and Rosier Levering

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.89.

Jacobus Van de Walle

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Child of Jacobus Van de Walle

Gertrude Johanna van der Horst

F, b. 3 October 1887, d. October 1970
     Gertrude Johanna van der Horst was born on 3 October 1887 at Netherlands.1 She married Conrad Smitt on 16 July 1910 at Great Falls, Cascade Co., MT. Gertrude Johanna van der Horst died in October 1970 at Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.

Child of Gertrude Johanna van der Horst and Conrad Smitt

Citations

  1. [S5284] 1920 Federal Census, Teton County, Montana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 977; FHL #1820977.

Fredrik C. van der Linde

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     Fredrik C. van der Linde married Wilhelmina J. Bymoer.

Child of Fredrik C. van der Linde and Wilhelmina J. Bymoer

Reinhoud Hermanus van der Linde

M, b. 14 July 1929, d. 19 July 1996
     Reinhoud Hermanus van der Linde was born on 14 July 1929 at Amsterdam, Netherlands, 19 jul 1996. He was the son of Fredrik C. van der Linde and Wilhelmina J. Bymoer. Reinhoud Hermanus van der Linde died on 19 July 1996 at Calais, Washington Co., ME, at age 67.

Dora Jane Van der Velde1

F, b. 10 October 1892, d. January 1974
     Dora Jane Van der Velde was born on 10 October 1892 at Prairie View Twp., Phillips Co., KS.1 She married Evertt van Engen on 2 January 1914 at Prairie City, Jasper Co., IA. Dora Jane Van der Velde died in January 1974 at Webster City, Hamilton Co., IA, at age 81. She was buried in 1974 at Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, Hamilton Co., IA, Findagrave #175182199.

Citations

  1. [S5265] 1900 Federal Census, Phillips County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 495; FHL #1240495.

Herbert Rand Van Dine

M, b. 18 May 1875, d. 7 November 1941
     Herbert Rand Van Dine was also known as "Bert". He was born on 18 May 1875 at Webster, Hancock Co., IL.1 He was the son of Lewis Van Dine and Sophia Johnson. Herbert Rand Van Dine married Effie Rae McCoy, daughter of Silas Bennett McCoy and Martha Ellen Davalt, on 8 November 1920 at Lee Co., IA. Herbert Rand Van Dine died on 7 November 1941 at age 66. He was buried in November 1941 at McKay Cemetery, Carthage, Hancock Co., IL, Findagrave #114013900.
Note: Herbert was first married to Flora Ethel Salisbury. They had at least one child, Warren Lovel Van Dine.

Citations

  1. [S2205] 1880 Federal Census, Hancock County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 211; FHL #1254211.

Lewis Van Dine

M, b. 1838, d. 1912
     Lewis Van Dine was born in 1838 at Preble Co., OH, 1880 census shows age 55, other censuses are consistent with 1838.1 He married Sophia Johnson. Lewis Van Dine died in 1912 at Quincy, Adams Co., IL.

Child of Lewis Van Dine and Sophia Johnson

Citations

  1. [S2205] 1880 Federal Census, Hancock County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 211; FHL #1254211.

Hannah Mary van Domselaar

F, b. 20 July 1857, d. 1 October 1938
     Hannah Mary van Domselaar was born on 20 July 1857 at Buenos Aires, Argentina. She married Benson Ainsworth Prichard in 1880 at Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hannah Mary van Domselaar died on 1 October 1938 at Buenos Aires, Argentina, at age 81.

Child of Hannah Mary van Domselaar and Benson Ainsworth Prichard

Juliet Van Dusen

F, b. 1832, d. 1876
     Juliet Van Dusen was born in 1832 at Crawford Co., OH. She married John Louis Wilson on 11 October 1870 at Holt Co., MO. Juliet Van Dusen died in 1876 at Bourbon Co., KS.

Child of Juliet Van Dusen and John Louis Wilson

Carl Clinton Van Duyn

M, b. 17 August 1906, d. 2 October 1972
     Carl Clinton Van Duyn was born on 17 August 1906 at Indiana. He was the son of Obe Dallas Van Duyn and Minnie Magdalene Kuhn. Carl Clinton Van Duyn married Eva May Neff, daughter of Asa Neff and Maude Janette Frazier, in 1927. Carl Clinton Van Duyn died on 2 October 1972 at Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH, at age 66. He was buried in October 1972 at Harlan Cemetery, Hancock Co., IN, Findagrave #35644550.

Child of Carl Clinton Van Duyn and Eva May Neff

Obe Dallas Van Duyn

M, b. 1 November 1875, d. 11 March 1946
     Obe Dallas Van Duyn was born on 1 November 1875 at Hancock Co., IN. He married Minnie Magdalene Kuhn on 27 August 1897 at Hancock Co., IN. Obe Dallas Van Duyn died on 11 March 1946 at Wilkinson, Handock Co., IN, at age 70. He was buried in March 1946 at Harlan Cemetery, Hancock Co., IN, Findagrave #35644560.

Child of Obe Dallas Van Duyn and Minnie Magdalene Kuhn

Paul Edward Van Duyn

M, b. 10 May 1937, d. 15 May 2014
     Paul Edward Van Duyn was born on 10 May 1937 at Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH. He was the son of Carl Clinton Van Duyn and Eva May Neff. Paul Edward Van Duyn married Jane Hays Anderson on 9 June 1961 at East 38th Street Christian Church, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. Paul Edward Van Duyn died on 15 May 2014 at Hancock Co., IN, at age 77. He was buried in May 2014 at Harlan Cemetery, Hancock Co., IN, Findagrave #129863119.

Julia Van Dyne1

F, b. 1 March 1880, d. 4 September 1967
     Julia Van Dyne was born on 1 March 1880 at near Fredericksdale, Noble Co., Ohio.2,1 She married Theodore Hickman. Julia Van Dyne lived on 3 April 1940 at Coal Ridge, Noble Co., OH, with her daughter Luella's family.1 She died on 4 September 1967 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH, at age 87. She was buried in September 1967 at Village View Cemetery, Sarahsville, Noble Co., OH, Findagrave #73953719.

Child of Julia Van Dyne and Theodore Hickman

Citations

  1. [S3155] 1940 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 3124.
  2. [S370] 1920 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, Series T625, Roll 1424.

Evertt van Engen

M, b. 26 September 1888, d. 19 December 1969
     Evertt van Engen was born on 26 September 1888 at Lancaster Co., NE. He married Dora Jane Van der Velde on 2 January 1914 at Prairie City, Jasper Co., IA. Evertt van Engen died on 19 December 1969 at Webster City, Hamilton Co., IA, at age 81. He was buried in December 1969 at Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, Hamilton Co., IA, Findagrave #175182218.

Charles Henry van Epps1

M, b. 10 May 1843, d. 19 September 1911
     Charles Henry van Epps was born on 10 May 1843 at Fultonville, Montgomery Co., NY.1 He married Elizabeth Blanche Mathews on 28 February 1874 at Linn Co., IA. Charles Henry van Epps lived on 23 June 1900 at Low Moor, Clinton Co., IA, landlord.1 He died on 19 September 1911 at Low Moor, Clinton Co., IA, at age 68. He was buried in September 1911 at Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt, Clinton Co., IA, Findagrave #115576952.

Child of Charles Henry van Epps and Elizabeth Blanche Mathews

Citations

  1. [S2136] 1900 Federal Census, Clinton County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 425; FHL #1240425.

Elma E. van Epps

F, b. August 1879, d. 1968
     Elma E. van Epps was born in August 1879 at Low Moor, Clinton Co., IA.1 She was the daughter of Charles Henry van Epps and Elizabeth Blanche Mathews.1 Elma E. van Epps married Clare Le Prevost, son of Henry LePrevost and Mary Cordelia Fuller, on 12 August 1905 at Clinton, Clinton Co., IA. Elma E. van Epps died in 1968. She was buried in 1968 at Springdale Cemetery, Clinton, Clinton Co., IA, Findagrave #163278683.

Children of Elma E. van Epps and Clare Le Prevost

Citations

  1. [S2136] 1900 Federal Census, Clinton County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 425; FHL #1240425.
  2. [S4171] 1910 Federal Census, Clinton County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 398; FHL #1374411.
  3. [S5337] 1920 Federal Census, Clinton County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Rolls 484-5; FHL #1820484-5.

Jane Lou Van Epps

F, b. 9 December 1960, d. 23 January 2012
     Jane Lou Van Epps was born on 9 December 1960; daughter of Duane C. and Janet Stilson (Sanders) Van Epps. She lived in 1989 at Grand Blanc, Genesee Co., MI. She lived between 1997 and 2003 at East Lansing, Ingham Co., MI. She died on 23 January 2012 at age 51.

Elizabeth Ann Van Fossen

F, b. 13 December 1851, d. 9 June 1933
     Elizabeth Ann Van Fossen was born on 13 December 1851 at Ohio. She married Hiram Judson Haldeman. Elizabeth Ann Van Fossen died on 9 June 1933 at East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH, at age 81. She was buried on 11 June 1933 at Grandview Cemetery, Salem, Columbiana Co., OH, Findagrave #93213844.

Child of Elizabeth Ann Van Fossen and Hiram Judson Haldeman

James Franklin Van Fossen

M, b. 30 January 1877, d. 27 August 1946
     James Franklin Van Fossen was born on 30 January 1877 at Linn Co., IA. He was the son of Peter George Washington Van Fossen and Jane Mariah Garretson. James Franklin Van Fossen married Blanch Bell Dye, daughter of Elias Plimpton Dye and Catherine Elizabeth Wilt, on 10 February 1929 at Toddville, Linn Co., IA, no children. Prior to this marriage, James was married to Mary May "Mollie" Troth, and they had four children before Mary died in 1925.

James Franklin Van Fossen died on 27 August 1946 at Center Point, Linn Co., IA, at age 69

Obituary -- The Gazette; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Tuesday, August 27, 1946; Page 8 (Newspapers.com):

James F. Van Fossen

James Franklin Van Fossen, 69, who had worked as a carpenter in the Rock Island shops in Cedar Rapids 20 years prior to his retirement in 1937, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home in Center Point.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Clarence, and a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Faulkner, both of Cedar Rapids; his mother, Mrs. James Van Fossen, Center Point; five sisters and four brothers.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Christian church in Center Point.

He was buried in August 1946 at Center Point Cemetery, Center Point, Linn Co., IA, Findagrave #38649088.

Peter George Washington Van Fossen

M, b. 20 April 1851, d. 14 January 1926
     Peter George Washington Van Fossen was born on 20 April 1851 at Ohio. He married Jane Mariah Garretson. Peter George Washington Van Fossen died on 14 January 1926 at Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, at age 74. He was buried in January 1926 at Dunkard Cemetery, Midway, Linn Co., IA, Findagrave #96639892.

Child of Peter George Washington Van Fossen and Jane Mariah Garretson