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Christian James Van Essen, Sr
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Birth: Sep. 6, 1914
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 1997
Coronado
San Diego County
California, USA

Son of Marinus Van Essen and Cornelia Rekoert Van Essen. He was preceded in death by his day-old twin sons Christian James and William Frederick on May 13, 1948 and by son Christian James Van Essen, Jr. on November 8, 1995.
Chris grew up in Colorado when the family relocated there when he was young, living first in Denver, Denver County and later in Aurora in Arapahoe County.
As an adult Chris was a carpenter by trade having spent 30 years in the construction industry. Prior to that he worked as a cab driver for the Red Cab Company in northern San Diego County, California where he had been a resident since the 1940s.
He was survived by his sister Marie Van Essen Gilmer and brother John Van Essen, nieces and nephews, and a granddaughter.

Arrangements by Eternal Hills Mortuary, Oceanside, CA. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Marinus Van Essen (1877 - 1958)
  Cornelia Rekoert Van Essen (1874 - 1950)
 
 Children:
  Christian James Van Essen (1955 - 1995)*
 
 Siblings:
  Commer Van Essen (1896 - 1924)*
  Marie Van Essen Gilmer (1906 - 1997)*
  John Van Essen (1909 - 1999)*
  Baby Van Essen (1912 - 1912)*
  Christian James Van Essen (1914 - 1997)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Ashes scattered 3 miles off the coast of Oceanside, CA on March 28, 1997
 
Created by: O'side Native
Record added: Dec 29, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12818583
 


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