Vera Isabel Gatliff

14 July 1903–27 May 1992 (Age 88)
McLean, Illinois, United States

The Life of Vera Isabel

When Vera Isabel Gatliff was born on 14 July 1903, in McLean, Illinois, United States, her father, Benjamin Lankford Gatliff, was 31 and her mother, Martha Ellen Michael, was 19. She died on 27 May 1992, in Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 88.

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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 3

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Gatley in Greater Manchester (formerly in Cheshire), recorded in 1290 as Gateclyve, from Old English gāt ‘goat’ + clif ‘cliff’, ‘bank’.

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

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  • Vera Gatliff in household of Benj L Gatliff, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Vera Isabel Gatliff - Government record: birth-name: Vera Isabel Gatliff

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