Veiva Elizabeth Crook

12 February 1896–21 February 1990 (Age 94)
Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

The Life of Veiva Elizabeth

When Veiva Elizabeth Crook was born on 12 February 1896, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, her father, Lanier Dandridge Crook, was 29 and her mother, Polly Jane Walker, was 28. She married Edwin Whiting Daley on 23 March 1916. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona Territory, United States in 1900 and Winkelman, Gila, Arizona, United States in 1930. She died on 21 February 1990, in Tempe, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Whiting Daley
1892–1953
Veiva Elizabeth Crook
1896–1990
Marriage: 23 March 1916
Robert Burns Daley
1920–1993
Edwin Whiting Daley Jr
1924–2012

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 March 1916
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1898 · Electricity Comes to Mesa

Age 2

A hydroelectric power plant was built on the Crosscut Canal which provided power for the first electric streetlights in Mesa. The power was then sold to bring electricity to businesses in the area.
1921 · Groundbreaking for Mesa Arizona Latter-day Saint Temple

Age 25

Groundbreaking for the Latter-day Saint Mesa Arizona Temple took place on April 25, 1922, by Heber J. Grant.

Name Meaning

English:1. from the Old Norse byname Krókr meaning ‘crook’, ‘bend’, originally possibly bestowed on a cripple or hunchback or a devious schemer, but in early medieval England used as a personal name. 2. from Old Norse krókr ‘hook’, ‘bend’, borrowed into Middle English as a vocabulary word and applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker, seller, or user of hooks or a topographic name for someone who lived by a bend in a river or road. In some instances the surname may have arisen as a habitational name from places in Cumbria and Durham named Crook from this word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vivian Daley in household of Edwin W Daley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Veiva Daley in household of Edwin W Daley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Veiva Crook in household of L S Crook, "United States Census, 1910"

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