Verlie Irene Gleason

3 February 1893–6 August 1960 (Age 67)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Verlie Irene

When Verlie Irene Gleason was born on 3 February 1893, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States, her father, Amasa Lyman Gleason, was 36 and her mother, Hannah Jane Walton, was 34. She married Ralph Samuel Erskine on 14 April 1917, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 6 August 1960, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Samuel Erskine
1894–1963
Verlie Irene Gleason
1893–1960
Marriage: 14 April 1917
Ralph Stanley Erskine
1920–2011
Everett Earl Erskine
1924–1958

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 April 1917
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 3

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1911 · The Salt Lake Airport

Age 18

The site for the Salt Lake International Airport started as a desolate area of the Valley that was originally used to herd sheep. A cinder-covered landing strip was subsequently created for the Great International Aviation Carnival that was held later in that same year. It brought many pioneers of the aviation industry. Aviator Glenn H. Curtiss brought his newly invented Seaplane to the carnival and demonstrated it to the public by taking off from the Great Salt Lake. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, it sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by travelers to and from Utah. It became a hub for Delta Air Lines after its merger with Western Airlines.

Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Glasáin, from a diminutive of glas ‘green’, ‘blue’, ‘gray’.

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

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Story Highlight

Verlie Irene Gleason and Ralph Samuel Erskine

By Frederick W. Graham Verlie Irene Gleason was born on February 3, 1893, in Salt Lake City, the daughter of Amasa Lyman Gleason and Hannah Jane Walton, my great-grandparents. Verlie was the sister o …

Sources (3)

  • Verlie Gleason Erskine in household of Ralph S Erskine, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Verlie Gleason Erskine in household of Hannah J Walton Gleason, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Verile I Dean in household of Hannah Jane Gleason, "United States Census, 1940"

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