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Gladys (Simmons) Van Kleeck (1897 - 1966)

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Gladys (Simmons) Van Kleeck
1897 - 1966
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February 10, 1897
Death
May 16, 1966
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Gladys (Simmons) Van Kleeck was born on February 10, 1897. Her maiden name is Simmons and she married into the Van Kleeck family. She is the child of John N. Simmons and Cora G. (Wolven) Simmons. According to her family tree, Gladys was mother to 2 children. She married Everett Van Kleeck in 1919. They were married until Everett's death in 1958. They had children Everett John Van Kleeck and Warren S. Van Kleeck. She died on May 16, 1966 at 69 years of age.
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Married: 1919 - May 5, 1958
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Mother to 2 children, she passed away on May 16, 1966 at age 69. she was buried in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, New York USA. She was born on February 10, 1897. Gladys (Simmons) Van Kleeck is the child of John N. Simmons and Cora G. (Wolven) Simmons. According to her family tree, she married Everett Van Kleeck in 1919. They were married until Everett's death in 1958. They had children Everett John Van Kleeck and Warren S. Van Kleeck.
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In 1897, in the year that Gladys (Simmons) Van Kleeck was born, on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

In 1926, by the time she was 29 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1934, when she was 37 years old, on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1955, she was 58 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1966, in the year of Gladys (Simmons) Van Kleeck's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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