Verna Phyllis Wheeler

15 January 1927–3 February 2004 (Age 77)
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life of Verna Phyllis

When Verna Phyllis Wheeler was born on 15 January 1927, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, her father, Earl Rostan Wheeler, was 34 and her mother, Fern Eloise Wilson, was 35. She married Gage Wright East on 5 July 1944, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She lived in United States in 1940. She died on 3 February 2004, in Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Roy, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Gage Wright East
Verna Phyllis Wheeler
Marriage: 5 July 1944

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5 July 1944
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

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World Events (8)

1928 · Marathon Dances at the El Monte Springs Resort

Age 1

After the Ogden Canyon Resort burned down in 1927, Entrepreneur A.V. Smith bought the land and rebuilt the resort in brick. Naming it El Monte Springs, the resort featured a large swimming pool and a grand ballroom where dances were held until it shut its doors in 1932. The resort is still open but is a gift shop and restaurant under the name Rainbow Gardens.

Age 2

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.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 21

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of wheels (for vehicles or for use in spinning or various other manufacturing processes), from an agent derivative of Middle English whele ‘wheel’. The name is particularly common on the Isle of Wight; on the mainland it is concentrated in the neighboring region of central southern England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Verna Phyllis Wheeler East in household of Gage Wright East, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Verna P Wheeler in household of Earl H Wheeler, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Verna Phyllis Wheeler in household of Earl Rostan Wheeler, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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