Vernon Joseph Stevenson

Brief Life History of Vernon Joseph

When Vernon Joseph Stevenson was born on 31 July 1907, in Alameda, California, United States, his father, John Joseph Stevenson, was 25 and his mother, Cecelia George, was 21. He married Edna Mae Wilbur on 22 July 1934, in Alameda, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 14 May 1947, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Chapel of the Chimes Columbarium and Mausoleum, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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Vernon Joseph Stevenson
Edna Mae Wilbur
Marriage: 22 July 1934
David Allen Stevenson

Sources (10)

  • Vernon J Stevenson in household of John J Stevenson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vernon Stevenson, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995" b 31 Jul 1907
  • Vernon Joseph Stevenson, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Steven, Stephen (see Steven ) + -son. This surname is also very common in northern Ireland (especially Antrim and Down), where it has been interchangeable with Steenson and Stinson . In North America, this surname has also absorbed various European cognates, such as Danish, Norwegian, and North German Steffensen or Stephensen ; see also Stevens .

Scottish: variant of Stevenston, a habitational name from Stevenston (Ayrshire), Stevenson in Newlands (Peeblesshire), or Stevenson in Haddington (East Lothian). The placename in each case derives from the personal name Steven + Older Scots toun ‘farmstead, settlement’.

English: habitational name from Stevenstone (Devon), meaning ‘Stephen's farmstead’.

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

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