His private memorial in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery reads:
Cited for Especially meritorious service while in command of
Army Hospital Number 34 Nevers, France
World War I
February 8, 1877
June 20, 1928
He was the son-in-law of William Worth Belknap, and is buried next to him.
His wife, Alice Belknap Van Kaathoven (Died March 3, 1962), is buried with him.
VAN KAATHOVEN, Jean Jacques Abram.
Residence 1024 W. 24th Street
Office 815 Wright & Callender Bldg., Los Angeles, California.
Born in Netherlands, February 8, 1877
Graduated from Stanford University, 1899;
Graduated from the Medical Deptartment, University of Pennsylvania, 1902
Engaged in practice of his profession in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1902-1909
Moved to Los Angeles in 1909 and has practiced his profession to date.
In the 1880 United States Census, Alice Belknap was residing in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa. She resided with her father, William Worth Belknap, age 50, born in New York and described as a lawyer; and her mother, Amanda Belknap, age 35 and born in Kentucky. Alice was age 5 and had been born in Washington, D.C.
VAN KAATHOVEN, JEAN JA
- LT CO MED CORPS USA
- DATE OF DEATH: 06/10/1926
- BURIED AT: SECTION W-E SITE 132
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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