Vera Mae or Mary Holland

17 April 1915–12 July 1991 (Age 76)
Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States

The Life of Vera Mae or Mary

When Vera Mae or Mary Holland was born on 17 April 1915, in Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States, her father, Arthur Henry Holland, was 37 and her mother, Hattie Hess, was 34. She married Frederick Glover Peters on 13 April 1933, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. She died on 12 July 1991, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Kanab City Cemetery, Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States.

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Frederick Glover Peters
Vera Mae or Mary Holland
Marriage: 13 April 1933
Howard Lee Peters

Spouse and Children

13 April 1933
Los Angeles, California, United States


    Howard Lee Peters


Parents and Siblings

    Arthur Henry Holland


    Hattie Hess




    Virgil Holland


    Wayne Arthur Holland


    Lester Collie Holland


    Dale Lockwood Holland



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 2

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÓileáin, a variant of Ó hAoláin, from a form of Faolán (with loss of the initial F-), a personal name representing a diminutive of faol ‘wolf’. Compare Whelan .2 English and Scottish: habitational name from Holland, a division of Lincolnshire, or any of the eight villages in various parts of England so called, from Old English hōh ‘ridge’ + land ‘land’. The Scottish name may also be from places called Holland in Orkney, Houlland in Shetland, Hollandbush in Stirlingshire, and Holland-Hirst in the parish of Kirkintilloch.3 English, German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), Danish, and Dutch: regional name from Holland, a province of the Netherlands.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vera May Holand in household of A H Holand, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vera L Holland in household of Arthur Holland, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vera Mary Holland in entry for Bert Collie Peters and Patsy Rae Lebs, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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