Verla Joann Holland

18 September 1932–12 October 2012 (Age 80)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Verla Joann

When Verla Joann Holland was born on 18 September 1932, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Glen Wells Holland, was 23 and her mother, Virginia Dunn, was 21. She married Lorenzo James Neilson on 27 June 1951, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She died on 12 October 2012, in Wildomar, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Temecula, Riverside, California, United States.

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Gordon David Phillips
Verla Joann Holland
Marriage: 5 September 1973

Spouse and Children

5 September 1973
Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Glen Wells Holland


    Virginia Dunn





    Loreen Holland


    Carolyn Gerene Holland


World Events (8)

1933 · Lone Cedar Tree Monument

Age 1

The Lone Cedar Tree is a historical monument located near downtown Salt Lake City and was the location of the only tree growing in the valley in 1847, when early pioneers arrived in the valley. The Daughters of Utah Pioneers erected the monument to honor the Mormon heritage and history of Salt Lake City.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

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.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 23

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÓileáin, a variant of Ó hAoláin, from a form of Faolán (with loss of the initial F-), a personal name representing a diminutive of faol ‘wolf’. Compare Whelan .2 English and Scottish: habitational name from Holland, a division of Lincolnshire, or any of the eight villages in various parts of England so called, from Old English hōh ‘ridge’ + land ‘land’. The Scottish name may also be from places called Holland in Orkney, Houlland in Shetland, Hollandbush in Stirlingshire, and Holland-Hirst in the parish of Kirkintilloch.3 English, German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), Danish, and Dutch: regional name from Holland, a province of the Netherlands.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joan Vera Holland in household of W Glen Holland, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Verla Joan Holland Neilson in household of Lorenzo James Jr Neilson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Varla Joan Holland in household of Glen W. Holland, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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