Velma Anita Tillery

10 April 1905–23 May 1995 (Age 90)
Lexington, Dawson, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Velma Anita

When Velma Anita Tillery was born on 10 April 1905, in Lexington, Dawson, Nebraska, United States, her father, William Henry Tillery, was 24 and her mother, Bernice Margaret Bend, was 23. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Everett Willard Courtier. She lived in Johnson, Nebraska, United States in 1935 and East Nampa Election Precinct, Canyon, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 23 May 1995, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Everett Willard Courtier
Velma Anita Tillery
Bonnie Courtier
Larry Don Courtier

Spouse and Children

    Everett Willard Courtier





Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Tillery


    Bernice Margaret Bend




World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 1

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Tillery in the parish of Orwell, Kinross-shire.

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

Sources (3)

  • Valma Tilley in household of W H Till*Y, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Velma Tillery in household of William Tillery, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Velma Courtier, "United States Census, 1940"

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