Veda Parkinson Stoddard

4 January 1893–14 August 1973 (Age 80)
North Powder, Union, Oregon, United States

The Life of Veda Parkinson

When Veda Parkinson Stoddard was born on 4 January 1893, in North Powder, Union, Oregon, United States, her father, Alexander Kershaw Stoddard, was 32 and her mother, Mary Ann Parkinson, was 30. She married John Antone Norquist on 7 September 1918, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, United States for about 20 years. She died on 14 August 1973, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States.

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John Antone Norquist
Veda Parkinson Stoddard
Marriage: 7 September 1918
William Charles Norquist
Grace Norquist
John Maxwell Norquist
Catherine Gail Norquist

Spouse and Children

7 September 1918
Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1896 · ""

Age 3

"""Post office name was changed from """"Boise City"""" to """"Boise"""" in 1896. Remains as such today."""
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English (Northumbria): occupational name for a breeder or keeper of horses, from Old English stōd ‘stud’ or stott ‘inferior kind of horse’ + hierde ‘herdsman’, ‘keeper’. There is a difficulty in deriving this name from Old English stōd in that stud is not recorded in the sense ‘collection of horses bred by one person’ until the 17th century; before that it denoted a place where horses were kept for breeding, but that sense does not combine naturally with ‘herdsman’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Veda Stoddard in household of Alexander K. Stoddard, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Veda Norquist in household of John A Norquist, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Veda Stoddard in household of Alexander K Stoddard, "United States Census, 1910"

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