Veletta Theodora Tilton

20 August 1905–20 May 2000 (Age 94)
Saint David, Cochise, Arizona Territory, United States

The Life of Veletta Theodora

When Veletta Theodora Tilton was born on 20 August 1905, in Saint David, Cochise, Arizona Territory, United States, her father, Elbert Harper Tilton, was 44 and her mother, Bertie Hamilton DeVilbiss, was 33. She married Merrill Roundy Willis on 20 December 1940, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. She lived in Saint David, Cochise, Arizona, United States for about 20 years. She died on 20 May 2000, in Show Low, Navajo, Arizona, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States.

Photos & Memories (5)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Merrill Roundy Willis
1896–1981
Veletta Theodora Tilton
1905–2000
Marriage: 20 December 1940

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 December 1940
Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

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.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 1

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
1931

Age 26

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Tilton in Leicestershire, named with the Old English personal name Tila + Old English tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Story Highlight

Findagrave Memorial Info

She was the oldest of three daughters born to Elbert H Tilton and Bertie Hamilton DeVilbiss Tilton. She was always known as "Dora". Having earned her teaching degree at Tempe State Teachers College (A …

Sources (3)

  • Valetta Theodora Tilton in household of Elbert H Tilton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Veletta Theodore Tilton Willis in household of Merrill Roundy Willis, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Viletta Theodora Tilton Willis in household of Merrill Roundy Willis, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.