Velma Cloy Liston

1921–1996 (Age 75)
Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama, United States

The Life of Velma Cloy

When Velma Cloy Liston was born on 14 February 1921, her father, Joseph P Liston, was 46 and her mother, Margret Mae Tyler, was 40. She married Miles Nixon Lowry on 28 August 1940, in Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States. She lived in Election Precinct 1, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1930. She died on 15 August 1996, at the age of 75, and was buried in Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Velma Cloy Liston
Miles Nixon Lowry
Marriage: 28 August 1940

Spouse & Children

  • Female1921–1996Female

  • Miles Nixon Lowry


28 August 1940
Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Joseph Patrick "Pete" Liston Jr


  • Maggie Liston


  • Enoch Morgan Liston


  • Female1921–1996Female

  • Thelma Mae Liston


World Events (8)

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.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 2

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.

Age 20

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Essex, so named from the Old English personal name Lissa (probably a pet form of Lēofsige; see Livesay 2) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 Scottish: habitational name from places in West Lothian and Midlothian, which probably have the same origin as in 1. This surname is also found in Ireland.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Velma Liston in household of J P Liston, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Velma C Bains in household of Joseph P Liston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Velma Cloy Liston, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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