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 lived in Reno Township, Washoe, Nevada, United States in 1940. 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.
English: variant of Petit . The name is also found inIreland, the main branch there having been established in County Kerryin the 17th century by Sir William Petty.