Lydia Mary Veazey

12 October 1893–1990 (Age 96)
Garrett, DeKalb, Indiana, United States

The Life of Lydia Mary

When Lydia Mary Veazey was born on 12 October 1893, in Garrett, DeKalb, Indiana, United States, her father, John C Veazey, was 30 and her mother, Rosalea Leitch, was 22. She married Girt L. Gnagy on 24 April 1929, in Allen, Indiana, United States. She lived in Green Township, Noble, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Hamilton, Steuben, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died in 1990, at the age of 97.

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Girt L. Gnagy
Lydia Mary Veazey
Marriage: 24 April 1929

Spouse and Children

24 April 1929
Allen, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John C Veazey





    Ethel Edna Veazey



    Henry Irold Veazey


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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 13

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 26

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a cheerful person, from a reduced form of Anglo-Norman French enveisié ‘playful’, ‘merry’ (Old French envoisié, past participle of envoisier ‘to sport, enjoy oneself’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia M Veazey in household of John Veazey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lydia Veazey in household of John C Veazey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lydia M Veazey in household of John C Veazey, "United States Census, 1910"

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