Basil Joseph Varney

8 June 1899–5 February 1992 (Age 92)
American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Basil Joseph

When Basil Joseph Varney was born on 8 June 1899, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, James Varney, was 27 and his mother, Rose Dorton, was 25. He married Venna June Chilton on 17 March 1920, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 95 Toppenish Rural 2, Yakima, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 5 February 1992, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Lincoln, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Basil Joseph Varney
1899–1992
Venna June Chilton
1899–1991
Marriage: 17 March 1920
Vivian June Varney
1921–1987

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 March 1920
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1909 · A Summer Capitol

Age 10

Besides farming and shipping with the trolley up to Ogden Valley, there was an effort to convince the state of Utah to have a summer capitol near the town of Huntsville. Even though it didn’t happen, the Ogden Rapid Transit Company extended the Trolley route to Huntsville, so others could vacation there.
1924 · The Egyptian Theater is Constructed

Age 25

"After the Arlington Hotel burnt down in 1923, Harman and Louis Peery devised a plan to build a grand theater like the Grand Opera House but with moving pictures. It was constructed after the manner of other famous theaters that were Egyptian-themed. The first feature played there was a silent film titled, ""Wanderer of the Wasteland"" and was accompanied by the famous pipe organ named, ""The Mighty Wurlitzer"". In 1951 the theater was renovated so that more people would be able to enjoy the films shown there. The theater exists today but only as a community theater and performing arts house."

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Saint-Paul-du-Vernay in Calvados or any of various other places in northern France named with Vernay, from the Gaulish element vern ‘alder’ + the locative suffix -acum.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Basil Joseph Varney, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Basil Joseph Varney, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Basil Joseph Varney, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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