Verla Branch

30 March 1926–6 November 1937 (Age 11)
Wellington, Carbon, Utah, United States

The Life of Verla

When Verla Branch was born on 30 March 1926, in Wellington, Carbon, Utah, United States, her father, Ernest Branch, was 39 and her mother, Alverda Shimmin, was 24. She died on 6 November 1937, in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States, at the age of 11, and was buried in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Ernest Branch
1887–1945
Alverda Shimmin
1901–1970
Russell E. Branch
1921–1935
Verla Branch
1926–1937
Branch
1938–1938

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (7)

1927

Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · Land Covered in Dinosaur Fossils

Age 1

The quarry was originally found by sheepherders and cattlemen as they drove their animals through the area. The Department of Geology at the University of Utah soon visited the area and found 800 fossils of a variety of Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era. Because of the proximity of the site to Cleveland, Utah, and because most of the expeditions were financed by Malcolm Lloyd, the site was later known as the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry. In later years, Princeton college spent three summers at the site. They collected a total of 1,200 bones, part of which were sent back to the school and mounted to complete a full skeleton of an Allosaurus, Utah’s State Fossil. Over the years, excavations led to the collection of more than 12,000 fossils from the quarry. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1965.
1931

Age 5

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English, Old French branche ‘branch’ (Late Latin branca ‘foot’, ‘paw’), the application of which as a surname is not clear. In America it has been adopted as a translation of any of the numerous Swedish surnames containing the element gren ‘branch’, and likewise of French Labranche , German Zweig , and Finnish Haara, Oksa, and Oksana.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Verla Bramle in household of Earnest Bramle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Verla Branch, "Utah, Cemetery Abstracts"
  • Verla Branch, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.