Vivian Crowder

Brief Life History of Vivian

When Vivian Crowder was born on 15 June 1917, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Wilson Crowder, was 44 and her mother, Ashia Scalf, was 33. She married Fred Martin Roberts on 17 December 1938, in Alexander, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Flat Creek Township, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Jupiter, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1950. She died on 9 January 2000, in Candler, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Weaverville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States.

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Fred Martin Roberts
Vivian Crowder
Marriage: 17 December 1938
Gerald Dean Roberts

Sources (17)

  • Vivian Roberts, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Vivian Crowder, "North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922"
  • Vivian Crowder, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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World Events (8)

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.

1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English crouder, crouther ‘player of the croud’, a stringed instrument sometimes known as the Welsh fiddle (Middle English croud, a borrowing of Welsh crwth). In Wales and in English counties bordering Wales the name may have been an Anglicized form of the equivalent Welsh crythor ‘fiddler’. The surname also occurs as Crowther .

Americanized form of German Krauter or its Dutch cognates Kruiter and Kruider.

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

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