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Emanuel Van Straaten

Male 1866 - 1920  (54 years)


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  • Name Emanuel Van Straaten 
    Born 01 Jan 1866  California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Jan 1920  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Occupation 21 Jan 1920  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cigar merchant, as shown on death certificate. 
    Buried 21 Jan 1920  Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I513973565  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree | Craig
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2008 

    Father Benjamin Emanuel Van Straaten,   b. 22 Jul 1833, Oosterhout, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1920, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Hannah Asch,   b. 07 Sep 1830, Prussia/Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Nov 1920, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Documents
    Benjamin Van Straaten and Family - 1880 United States Census
    Benjamin Van Straaten and Family - 1880 United States Census
    The 1880 census shows Benz [Benjamin] Van Straaten (age 46, born in Rotterdam, the Superintendent of Cemeteries) living with his wife Hannah (age 46, a housewife, born in Prussia) and daughters Gennie (age 23, born in New York) and Sarah (age 16, born in California) and son Emmanuel (age 14, born in California).

    Year: 1880; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: T9_78; Family History Film: 1254078; Page: 367.1000; Enumeration District: 174; Image: 0011.
    Family ID F505778277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Celia Harris,   b. Abt 1881, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Reta Van Straaten,   b. 26 Sep 1909, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1983, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2008 
    Family ID F505778278  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Benjamin Van Straaten and Family - 1880 United States Census
    Benjamin Van Straaten and Family - 1880 United States Census
    The 1880 census shows Benz [Benjamin] Van Straaten (age 46, born in Rotterdam, the Superintendent of Cemeteries) living with his wife Hannah (age 46, a housewife, born in Prussia) and daughters Gennie (age 23, born in New York) and Sarah (age 16, born in California) and son Emmanuel (age 14, born in California).

    Year: 1880; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: T9_78; Family History Film: 1254078; Page: 367.1000; Enumeration District: 174; Image: 0011.
    1900 United States Census - Emmanuel Van Straaten
    1900 United States Census - Emmanuel Van Straaten
    The 1920 census shows Emmanuel Van Straaten, born Jan 1866, single, as the Superintendent of Park at Chutes Park in Denver, Colorado.

    According to the Leonard Leonard & Associates website, "The land that today is Arlington Park, Speer to 8th Avenue/Pennsylvania to Downing, was purchased from Moses Hallett by a syndicate that included Robert W. Speer in 1889. Development of the park began in 1891 with the northern portion designated as Arlington Park Addition and the southern portion designated for an amusement park. The Arlington Park grand opening was held on the Fourth of July in 1892. A crowd of 12,000 gathered along the banks of Cherry Creek to view the main attraction--a huge theatrical performance The Last Days of Pompeii which included a large fireworks display to represent the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.

    "Development of the land was halted by the 1893 Silver Crash and consequent depression. Named Chutes Park in 1898, the park was developed to include a railway, bicycle track, and even a waterfall to travel down in small boats! Highlights included Professor Barnes' herd of elk which would dive off of the chutes into a tank of water and Sadie Boynton who would head down the chutes on a bicycle! The park (and its bleacher seating) was destroyed by fire in 1901 and reopened as Riverside Park with a screen to show early motion pictures. In 1902 the park was re-opened as Arlington Park."

    Census Information: Year: 1900; Census Place: Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado; Roll: T623 120; Page: 8B.
    1910 United States Census - Isaac Harris and Family - 1622 Washington Street, San Francisco, California
    1910 United States Census - Isaac Harris and Family - 1622 Washington Street, San Francisco, California
    The 1910 census shows Isaac Harris (age 65, retired) living with his family, including his son-in-law Manuel [Emmanuel] Van Straaten, age 42, a salesman (born in California, father born in Holland, mother in Germany [Prussia?]) daughter Cecelia (age 29) and grand-daughter Reta (age 6 months).

    Year: 1910; Census Place: San Francisco Assembly District 42, San Francisco, California; Roll: T624_101; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 289; Image: 1255.
    1920 Census - Emmanuel Van Straaten and Family
    1920 Census - Emmanuel Van Straaten and Family
    The 1920 census shows Isaac Harris (retired) living at 1622 Washington Street, San Francisco, with his son-in-law Emanuel Van Straaten (age 49, although that is at variance with the 1910 census where he was shown as age 42), born in California, father born in Holland, mother in Germany [Prussia?], a cigar merchant, and with his daughter Celia Van Straaten (age 40), and grand-daughter Reta (age 10).

    Year: 1920;Census Place: San Francisco Assembly District 32, San Francisco, California; Roll: T625_137; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 185; Image: 994.
    Emanuel van Straaten - Died 19 Jan 1920
    Emanuel van Straaten - Died 19 Jan 1920
    Died at 1622 Washington Street, San Francisco, from "carcinoma of intestines." He was 54 years 18 days old.

  • Sources 
    1. [S56] California State Registrar, Local Register 452 (Reliability: 3), 21 Jan 1920.

    2. [S4898] California Death Index (Reliability: 3).
      Via www.vitalsearch-ca.com - IDNO 605558