Verna Taylor

15 June 1886–March 1977 (Age 90)
Stokes, White, Illinois, United States

The Life of Verna

When Verna Taylor was born on 15 June 1886, in Stokes, White, Illinois, United States, her father, Henry Arthur Taylor, was 26 and her mother, Euphemia Jane Montgomery, was 27. She married Leslie Close Giffen on 15 February 1908, in White, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Rocky Ford, Otero, Colorado, United States for about 20 years. She died in March 1977, in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Leslie Close Giffen
Verna Taylor
Marriage: 15 February 1908
Grace Giffen

Spouse and Children

    Leslie Close Giffen



15 February 1908
White, Illinois, United States


    Grace Giffen


Parents and Siblings


    Euphemia Jane Montgomery




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Gold is Discovered

Age 4

In 1890, Robert Miller Womack discovers a rich gold deposit along Cripple Creek, near the western slope of Pikes Peak. This would become the richest gold strike in the Rocky Mountin area.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 24

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a tailor, from Old French tailleur (Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland, and its numbers have been swelled by its adoption as an Americanized form of the numerous equivalent European names, most of which are also very common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example Schneider , Szabó , and Portnov .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Verna Giffin in household of Leslie C Giffin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Verna Taylor in household of Author Taylor, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Verna Giffen in household of Leslie Clase Giffen, "United States Census, 1940"

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