Verona Lillian Van Why

17 April 1905–14 July 1988 (Age 83)
Victor, Teller, Colorado, United States

The Life of Verona Lillian

When Verona Lillian Van Why was born on 17 April 1905, in Victor, Teller, Colorado, United States, her father, Charles Fordyce Vincent Van Why, was 38 and her mother, Annie Laura Murray, was 29. She married Edwin Leroy Wadsworth on 25 October 1925, in Fallon, Churchill, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Saint Clair, Churchill, Nevada, United States in 1930. She died on 14 July 1988, at the age of 83, and was buried in Fallon, Churchill, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Leroy Wadsworth
1897–1983
Verona Lillian Van Why
1905–1988
Marriage: 25 October 1925
Edwina Joan Wadsworth
1928–1999
Charles David Wadsworth
1930–1994
Ronald Van Wadsworth
1933–2007
Franklin Keele Wadsworth
1941–1941

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 October 1925
Fallon, Churchill, Nevada, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Fordyce Vincent Van Why

    Male1866–1907Male

    Female1875–1955Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1909 · Garden of the Gods Park

Age 4

In 1879, railroad tycoon, Charles Elliott Perkins bought 240 acres whrere The Garden of the Gods is located, and planned to use it as a summer home. Perkins died in 1907 before he could establish it as a public park. Perkin's children donated the now 480 acres to the city of Colorado Springs, to become a public park.
1927

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Verona Lillian Vanwhy Wadsworth, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Verona Lillian Vanwhy Wadsworth in household of Edwin Leroy Wadsworth, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Verona Lillian Van Why Wadsworth in household of Edwin Leroy Wadsworth, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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