Vera Mae Edwards

23 January 1918–16 May 2011 (Age 93)
Nash, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Vera Mae

When Vera Mae Edwards was born on 23 January 1918, in Nash, North Carolina, United States, her father, Bernard Hugh Edwards, was 26 and her mother, Gladys Marie Lang, was 23. She married Casper Hubert Dozier on 3 March 1938, in White Oak, Nash, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Mannings Township, Nash, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and North Whitakers Township, Nash, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 16 May 2011, in Rocky Mount, Nash, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 93.

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Casper Hubert Dozier
Vera Mae Edwards
Marriage: 3 March 1938

Spouse and Children

3 March 1938
White Oak, Nash, North Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Bernard Hugh Edwards



    J Joseph Edwards


World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1920 · Women Get the Vote

Age 2

In 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified making it so that women could vote. This achievement finally gave North Carolina the freedom to vote they had been fighting for since 1897.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 26

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English (also common in Wales): patronymic from Edward .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Veramae Dozier in household of C H Dozier, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vera M Edwards in household of Bernard H Edwards, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vera M Edwards in household of Bernard H Edwards, "United States Census, 1930"

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