Velma Orene Dalton

10 August 1914–15 February 1996 (Age 81)
Jordan, Hickory, Missouri, United States

The Life of Velma Orene

When Velma Orene Dalton was born on 10 August 1914, in Jordan, Hickory, Missouri, United States, her father, Wilson Lorenzo Dalton, was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth Caroline Williams, was 19. She married Ralph Harley Armstong on 5 June 1934, in Holyoke, Phillips, Colorado, United States. She lived in Julesburg, Sedgwick, Colorado, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 2, Sedgwick, Colorado, United States in 1940. She died on 15 February 1996, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.

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Ralph Harley Armstong
Velma Orene Dalton
Marriage: 5 June 1934

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5 June 1934
Holyoke, Phillips, Colorado, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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 · Buffalo Bill Dies in Denver

Age 3

"On Jan 10 1917, famous showman, William ""Buffalo Bill"" Cody dies, while visiting his sister in Denver, Colorado. The cause of death was kidney failure."
1936 · Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Age 22

"Built on property donated by the Broadmoor Art Academy, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center was built in April of 1936. This was in the middle of the """"Gret Deperession"""" and Alice Bemis Tylor funded the project to help employ laborers who were unemployed."

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Cumbria, County Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, and Yorkshire, named Dalton, from Old English dæl ‘valley’ ( see Dale ) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Autun (D’Autun) in Seine-et-Loire, France. The place name derives from the Latin form Augustodunum, a compound of the imperial name Augustus + the Gaulish element dūn ‘hill’, ‘fort’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Velma O Armstrong in household of Ralph H Armstrong, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Velma Dalton in household of W L Dalton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Velna Dalton in household of Wilson L Dalton, "United States Census, 1920"

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