Date of OriginJuly 5, 1921
certificate from the Palmer Method of Business Writing Advanced Course awarded to James Hoeksema.
James L. Hoeksema, the donor's father-in-law, was born in 1907 and died on October 14, 2000.
He was a graduate of Holland High School in 1925 and the Holland Business College in 1927. He worked at the Warm Friend Tavern from 1929 to about 1934. By 1940, he was working at the Holland Furnace Co. He would later go on to work for the State of Michigan as an auditor for the treasury department motor fuel division for more than 30 years until retirement in 1972.
His father was Albert Hoeksema (1878 - 1962), his mother was Grace Schepers Hoeksema (1884 - 1968). James married Muriel Hoedeman Hoeksema (1906 - 2005).
In 1929, James lived with his parents at 472 Central in Holland, MI. By 1940, he lived at 161 E. 26th in Holland, MI. He was still living at this address in 1954.
Gift ofHoeksema, Ann Marie