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William Vincent Grootonk, Sr
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1889
Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Death: Mar. 25, 1937
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

Married Ygnacia Aza; daughter of Vicente Jose Aza and Ignacia Arevelo-Aza on Aug. 15th, 1921 at the age of 25, in El Paso, Texas, USA.


The Grootonk family was in a major car accident when a street car hit their car and drug them 225 feet in March of 1937. The accident had occurred on Mission BLVD in California.

Matilda he and wife Ygnacia's daughter passed away a little after the accident took place. She was only 9 years old. William V. Grootonk Sr. himself was suffering from Spinal Cord injuries and passed away not long after her. His son William V. Grootonk Jr. incurred a fracture skull (per newspaper article). William Jr. was only 10 years at the time of the accident.

San Diego Union
Friday, March 26, 1937
Page 23

GROOTONK --March 25, William Grootonk a native of San Antonio, Tex., age 47 years. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Ignacio Grootonk. Announcement later by Good-body's Ivy Chapel.

NOTE: The newspaper spelled my great grandmother's name wrong; it is not Ignacio it Ygnacia.

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First Name: William
Last Name: Grootonk

Death Date: Mar 25, 1937
Death Location: San Diego CountyCAMap
Record Type: Death Records

Collection: California Death Index
Source Information
Source: California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Statistics
Years: 1905 to 1997
Description: The California Death Index was compiled by the California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Statistics and covers 1905 to 1997. Records include the following information, when available: name, gender, death date, death location, birth date, birth location, mother's maiden name, and father's last name.

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Ygnacia Aza Grootonk (1898 - 1988)*
 
 Children:
  Matilda Eliza Grootonk (1927 - 1937)*
  William Vincent Grootonk (1930 - 1995)*
  Rudolph Albert Grootonk (1931 - 1996)*
  Gloria Margaret Grootonk Torres (1932 - 1993)*
  Rose Marie Grootonk Snider (1936 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Buried on March 29th, 1937
Per - Holy Cross Cemetery
 
Note: ღ✞ღ Calvillo & Grootonk Website ღ✞ღ
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: Saint Francis Plot 1094 Grave #2
 
Created by: Husband & Wife❣
Record added: Aug 07, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 115058290
William Vincent Grootonk, Sr
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William Vincent Grootonk, Sr
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William Vincent Grootonk, Sr
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