Vernon John DeWitt

6 September 1894–11 May 1970 (Age 75)
Geneva, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Vernon John

When Vernon John DeWitt was born on 6 September 1894, in Geneva, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States, his father, Albert Henry DeWitt, was 42 and his mother, Lillie Estella Andrew, was 25. He married Gladys "Glide" Clifford on 25 December 1916, in Fillmore, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 11 May 1970, in Concordia, Cloud, Kansas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia, Cloud, Kansas, United States.

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Vernon John DeWitt
Gladys "Glide" Clifford
Marriage: 25 December 1916
Claud LaVerne Dewitt
Charles Albert " Chuck" DeWitt
Ellen Faye DeWitt
Harry Clifford De Witt
Russell John " Russie" DeWitt
Lola Jean DeWitt
Donald Darold Dewitt
Margaret Estella DeWitt

Spouse and Children

25 December 1916
Fillmore, Nebraska, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1914 · World War I

Age 20

On July 31, 1914 French socialist leader, Jean Jaurés was murdered. A few days later Germany starts plans to invade France. Britain then started to occupy France. The battles that took place in France were First Battle of the Marne, Gallipoli, Jutland, Battle of Verdun, Battle of the Somme, and the Brusilov Offensive. 25 percent of the allied military deaths that happened in World War I were from France. Between civilian and military deaths France lost 1,697,800 people and 4,266,000 were wounded.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of numerous places so named, for example in Altmark, Mecklenburg, and Saxony.

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

Story Highlight

MY LIFE STORY, by Margaret E. Gile

I, Margaret Estella Dewitt, was born 20 Jan. 1935, the youngest child of Vernon John Dewitt. My birthplace is Concordia, Cloud, Kansas. I was born in town on the 500 block west fifth street. Before I …

Sources (3)

  • Vernen Dewitt in household of Albert H Dewitt, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Vern J Dewitt, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vernon Dewitt, "United States Census, 1930"

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