Vera May Chatwin

3 November 1915–29 March 1967 (Age 51)
Goshen, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Vera May

When Vera May Chatwin was born on 3 November 1915, in Goshen, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, Eli Hollis Chatwin, was 32 and her mother, Minnie Larean Thayer, was 25. She married Jack Marlan Bowser on 24 October 1936, in Maywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Bell Gardens, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1935 and Santa Monica Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 29 March 1967, in Garden Grove, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States.

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Jack Marlan Bowser
Vera May Chatwin
Marriage: 24 October 1936
Gary Gilbert Bowser
Daryl Bradley Bowser
Marlan Kent Bowser

Spouse and Children

24 October 1936
Maywood, Los Angeles, California, United States


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Age 6

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.

Age 14

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

English: habitational name from a place in Shropshire named Chetwynd, from the Old English personal name Ceatta + Old English (ge)wind ‘winding ascent’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Vera May Chatwin in household of Eli Hollas Chatwin, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Vera Chatwin in household of Minnie Chatwin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vera Bowser in household of Jack M Bowser, "United States Census, 1940"

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