Valera M. Couey

1924–1996 (Age 72)
Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States

The Life of Valera M.

When Valera M. Couey was born on 2 March 1924, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, her father, Charles Fay Couey, was 33 and her mother, Merle H. Smith, was 29. She married Kenneth G. Holland about 1947, in Washington, United States. She died on 13 September 1996, in her hometown, at the age of 72.

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Kenneth G. Holland
1923–2000
Valera M. Couey
1924–1996
Marriage: about 1947

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1947
Washington, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 16

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

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

Probably an Americanized spelling of French Coué, from Old French coé ‘tail’. According to Morlet during the Middle Ages this was a derogatory nickname for an Englishman, possibly by implication a coward ( see note at Coward ).

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

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