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Folkert “Frank” De Roos, a native of Franeke, the Netherlands, graduated with the Hope College Preparatory Department class of 1912, Hope College class of 1916, Western Theological Seminary class of 1919, and did graduate work at Princeton Theological Seminary from 1919-1920. While at Hope College, De Roos was a member of the Ulfilas Club, Y.M.C.A., track and football teams, and Knickerbocker Society (fraternity), and competed in oratory and debate competitions. He was licensed by the Classis of Dakota and ordained by the Classis of Michigan in 1920. He served as a pastor for Bethany Reformed Church of Kalamazoo, Michigan (1920-1921), before passing away in Mitchell,South Dakota, in August 1921, from complications of appendicitis. The collection contains information concerning Folkert “Frank” De Roos and Ruth Veldhuis De Roos. The folders are arranged alphabetically by subject, starting with Frank, and include biographical information, correspondence, diplomas, certificates and awards, photographs, commencement programs and invitations from the years Frank and Ruth spent at the Hope College Preparatory Department, Hope College, Western Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary and afterward.


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