Verle Petty

5 September 1918–4 January 2005 (Age 86)
Hurricane, Washington, Utah, United States

The Life of Verle

When Verle Petty was born on 5 September 1918, in Hurricane, Washington, Utah, United States, her father, William Wraph Petty, was 42 and her mother, Ellen May Ballard, was 38. She married Charles H. Ely on 9 May 1937. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 4 January 2005, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles H. Ely
Verle Petty
Marriage: 9 May 1937
Cheryl H Ely
William Douglas Ely

Spouse and Children

9 May 1937


    Cheryl H Ely


    William Douglas Ely


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Age 3

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Petit . The name is also found in Ireland, the main branch there having been established in County Kerry in the 17th century by Sir William Petty .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Verle Ely in household of Charles Ely, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Verl Pitty in household of May B Pitty, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Verl Pelty in household of William R Pelty, "United States Census, 1920"

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