Velma Idonna Rowley

11 January 1934–13 August 2012 (Age 78)
Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States

The Life of Velma Idonna

When Velma Idonna Rowley was born on 11 January 1934, in Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States, her father, Thomas Thompson Rowley, was 24 and her mother, Ila Bernice Johns, was 21. She married Lawrence Edward Kolsen on 18 May 1952, in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States. She lived in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States for about 5 years. She died on 13 August 2012, in Gooding, Gooding, Idaho, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Riverside Thomas Cemetery, Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Lawrence Edward Kolsen
Velma Idonna Rowley
Marriage: 18 May 1952

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    Lawrence Edward Kolsen



18 May 1952
Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States

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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 1

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.
1938 · The Chief Theater

Age 4

The Chief Theater was a local landmark that served the community for over 40 years. When the Theater closed in 1984 it was donated to the city and major renovations were under way. With the help of the newly formed Chief Foundation, bookings started being accepted. Sadly, in early 1993, a fire broke out and destroyed the building. The only thing that survived was the tile mosaic which was installed next door after the rest of the building was demolished for a parking lot.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 21

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

English: habitational name from any of the various places, in Devon, County Durham, Staffordshire, and Yorkshire, so named from Old English rūh ‘rough’, ‘overgrown’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Velma Idona Rawley in household of Thomas T Rawley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Idonna Rowley, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"
  • V Idonna Rowley, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"

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