Valva Morris Tollison

Brief Life History of Valva Morris

When Valva Morris Tollison was born on 3 September 1907, in Lequire, Haskell, Oklahoma, United States, his father, James Allen Tollison, was 28 and his mother, Cathern Nancy Lyles, was 27. He married Arzada Julia Scott on 11 December 1929, in Wewoka, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Supervisorial District 2, Yuma, Arizona, United States in 1940. He died on 29 May 1978, in Gilroy, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Gavilan Hills Memorial Park, Gilroy, Santa Clara, California, United States.

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Valva Morris Tollison
Arzada Julia Scott
Marriage: 11 December 1929
Noah William Tollison
Catherine Minnie Tollison

Sources (11)

  • Alva Tollison, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Valva M Tollison, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Valva Morris Tollison, "Arizona, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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.


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

Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Compare Tolleson .

Americanized form of Norwegian Tollisen: rare patronymic from the personal name Tolli, a variant in Agder of Torleiv (see Tollefsen ).

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

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