Viola Elizabeth Butts

12 June 1920–1 September 1974 (Age 54)
San Pedro, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Viola Elizabeth

When Viola Elizabeth Butts was born on 12 June 1920, in San Pedro, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, Leo Everett Butts, was 29 and her mother, Alice Mary Plowman, was 28. She married Vernon Virgil Roberts on 10 May 1933, in Yuma, Yuma, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 1 September 1974, in Paramount, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in San Pedro, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Vernon Virgil Roberts
Viola Elizabeth Butts
Marriage: 10 May 1933
Vernon Virgil Roberts, Jr.
Shirley Ann Roberts
Glen Ray Roberts

Spouse and Children

10 May 1933
Yuma, Yuma, Arizona, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Leo Everett Butts





World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 14

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. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 15

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Butt 3.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Viola Elizabeth Butts, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Viola Elizabeth Butts - Memory of Someone: birth-name: Viola Elizabeth Butts

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