Norma Veronica Costa

3 May 1918–9 July 1996 (Age 78)
San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States

The Life of Norma Veronica

When Norma Veronica Costa was born on 3 May 1918, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, her father, Augusto Costa, was 43 and her mother, Mary Francisca Vargas, was 22. She married Robert Leonard Perry on 16 June 1933, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 9 July 1996, at the age of 78, and was buried in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Leonard Perry
Norma Veronica Costa
Marriage: 16 June 1933
David Leon Perry

Spouse and Children

16 June 1933
San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Augusto Costa


    Mary Francisca Vargas




    Joseph A Costa



    Rose Ann Costa



    Edith A Costa


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 16

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Portuguese, Catalan, Italian, and southern French:1. topographic name for someone who lived on a slope or river bank, or on the coast (ultimately from Latin costa ‘rib’, ‘side’, ‘flank’, also used in a transferred topographical sense), or a habitational name from any of numerous places named Costa or named with this word. 2. of Greek origin ( see Costas ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sanora Costa in household of August Costa, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nora Costa in household of August Costa, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Norma Veronica Costa Hirschfeld, "Find A Grave Index"

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