Vera Marie Beherns

Female29 July 1920–3 March 1999

Brief Life History of Vera Marie

When Vera Marie Beherns was born on 29 July 1920, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States, her father, Otto George Beherns, was 29 and her mother, Beatrice Sadie Chappelle, was 27. She married Clarence Melvin Prothero on 23 May 1941, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 90 Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 3 March 1999, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States.

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Clarence Melvin Prothero
Vera Marie Beherns
Marriage: 23 May 1941
Bradley D Prothero

Sources (19)

  • Vera Beherns in household of Otto Beherns, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vera M Beherns, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

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  • Marriage
    23 May 1941Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States
  • Children (1)

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    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 3

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.


    Age 20

    Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind gusts came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.


    Age 21

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Erwin, Hans, Erna, Ernst, Frieda, Guenther, Bernhard, Claus, Elke.

    North German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from Behrend , a variant of Bernhard . According to documentary evidence, for Germans, the earlier form Be(h)rendes was generally replaced by Behrens during the 17th century. Jews used the personal name Behrend because its initial sounds are close to those of the common Yiddish name Ber .

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

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