Veva Madaline Norris

17 April 1900–September 1985 (Age 85)
Lincoln Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States

The Life of Veva Madaline

When Veva Madaline Norris was born on 17 April 1900, in Lincoln Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States, her father, Jacob Abbot Norris, was 40 and her mother, Anna Alvoretta Rains, was 35. She married William Allen Large on 2 June 1918, in Centerville, Appanoose, Iowa, United States. She lived in Franklin Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died in September 1985, in Adel, Dallas, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85.

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Dr Doyce Weston Wright
Veva Madaline Norris
Marriage: 13 March 1926
Jon Weston Norris Wright

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13 March 1926
Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 13

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish:1. regional name for someone who had migrated from the North (i.e. further north in England, or from Scotland or Scandinavia), from Old French nor(r)eis ‘northerner’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a house on the north side of a settlement or estate, from Middle English north ‘north’ + hous ‘house’. 3. occupational name for a wet-nurse or foster mother, from Old French nurice, norrice (Latin nutrix, genitive nutricis).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Veva Wright in household of Doyce W Wright, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vera Large in household of William Large, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vera M Wright in household of Doyce W Wright, "United States Census, 1940"

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