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