Violet Bonnie Gay Wise

8 November 1928–August 2006 (Age 77)
Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States

The Life of Violet Bonnie Gay

When Violet Bonnie Gay Wise was born on 8 November 1928, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, her father, Jesse John Wise, was 28 and her mother, Rose Elva Davies, was 30. She married Fred Bischoff on 29 October 1948, in Bonneville, Idaho, United States. She lived in Lincoln Election Precinct, Bonneville, Idaho, United States in 1940 and Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States in 2006. She died in August 2006, at the age of 77, and was buried in Sunset Hills Cemetery, Bozeman, Gallatin, Montana, United States.

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Roger Bergum Hougen
Violet Bonnie Gay Wise
Marriage: 29 January 1968

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29 January 1968

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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1930 · Idaho City Building is built

Age 2

Construction on this historic building started in 1929 and wrapped up in 1930. It was registered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 due to its unique design.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 21

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a wise or learned person, or in some cases a nickname for someone suspected of being acquainted with the occult arts, from Middle English wise ‘wise’ (Old English wīs). This name has also absorbed Dutch Wijs, a nickname meaning ‘wise’, and possibly cognates in other languages.2 Americanized form of German and Jewish Weiss ‘white’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bonnie Gay Wise in household of Jess J Wise, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bonnie Gay Wise in household of Jesse J Wise, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bonnie Hougen in entry for Gerald Daniel Or Gerry Hougen, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"

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