Veda Taylor

13 January 1926–6 April 2012 (Age 86)
Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States

The Life of Veda

When Veda Taylor was born on 13 January 1926, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, her father, Frank Waldo Taylor, was 24 and her mother, Nina Dodds, was 20. She married LaMar Webster Matheson on 5 June 1943, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States. She lived in Parowan Election Precinct, Iron, Utah, United States in 1940 and Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 April 2012, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

LaMar Webster Matheson
1921–2004
Veda Taylor
1926–2012
Marriage: 5 June 1943

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 June 1943
Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 8

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 23

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a tailor, from Old French tailleur (Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland, and its numbers have been swelled by its adoption as an Americanized form of the numerous equivalent European names, most of which are also very common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example Schneider , Szabó , and Portnov .

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

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Story Highlight

Grandpa's war time

LaMar was captured by the Germans on December 18, 1944. He was inducted into the Army on May 12, 1944. LaMar had tried to enlist in the Air Force the previous year and had been turned down because of …

Sources (3)

  • Veda Taylor in household of Frank Waldo Taylor, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Veda Taylor in household of Frank Waldo Taylor, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Veda Taylor Matheson in household of La Mar W Matheson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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