Velva Z Topham

14 December 1921–14 April 2007 (Age 85)
Paragonah, Iron, Utah, United States

The Life of Velva Z

When Velva Z Topham was born on 14 December 1921, in Paragonah, Iron, Utah, United States, her father, Jesse William Topham, was 36 and her mother, Martha Erzula Williamson, was 22. She married Stewart Lavon Batty on 2 May 1947, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Paragonah Election Precinct, Iron, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 14 April 2007, in Hurricane, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stewart Lavon Batty
1919–2011
Velva Z Topham
1921–2007
Marriage: 2 May 1947
Stewart Alan Batty
1950–2020
Bernell Batty
1953–1979

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 May 1947
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
children

(2)

    Stewart Alan Batty

    Male1950–2020Male

    Male1953–1979Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1922 · Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Age 1

Timpanogos Cave National Monument is a United States National Monument protecting the Timpanogos Cave Historic District and a cave system on Mount Timpanogos. There are three caves in the cave system, one of which is specifically called Timpanogos Cave but the caves are only viewable on guided tours when the monument is open.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from a place in Yorkshire, near Snaith. The final element is probably Old English hām ‘homestead’, and the first may be an unattested personal name, Toppa ( see Topp ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Velva Z Tofham Batty in household of Stewart Lavon Batty, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Velva Z. Topham Batty in household of Stewart Lavon Batty, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Velva Z Topham in household of Jesse William Topham, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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