Vera Margarette Goodell

13 April 1905–24 April 1995 (Age 90)
Utica, Judith Basin, Montana, United States

The Life of Vera Margarette

When Vera Margarette Goodell was born on 13 April 1905, in Utica, Judith Basin, Montana, United States, her father, Homer Thomas Goodell, was 22 and her mother, Louise Ruth Korell, was 21. She married John Fleming Cheney on 21 July 1921, in Driggs, Teton, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in School District 7 Joliet, Carbon, Montana, United States in 1910 and Laurel, Yellowstone, Montana, United States in 1920. She died on 24 April 1995, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Boise, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Fleming Cheney
Vera Margarette Goodell
Marriage: 21 July 1921
Marquis Selar Cheney
Louis Eugene Cheney
Jack Cheney
Barbara Alice Cheney

Spouse and Children

21 July 1921
Driggs, Teton, Idaho, United States


Parents and Siblings



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.
1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot

Age 3

Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot dates to the more prosperous era in the history of American railroad travel. Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroads and the Oregon Short Line. The platforms behind the station ran north-to-south, parallel to the first main line built in the Salt Lake Valley. When Amtrak was formed in 1971, it took over the passenger services at the station, but all trains were moved to the Rio Grande station after it joined Amtrak. In January 2006, The Depot was opened as a shopping center that housed shops, restaurants and music venues.

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of English Goodall .

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Vera Marquerite Goodell

Nickname "gaga" by her great grand children. Loved everyone. Had a tough life and took every challenge with a positive attid

Sources (3)

  • Vera Cheney in household of John Fleming Cheney, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Vera Goodell Cheney in household of John Fleming Cheney, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Vera Goodell in household of Gaylord Mccoy, "United States Census, 1910"

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