Verna Whitaker

1901–1985 (Age 84)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Verna

Verna Whitaker was born in 1901, in Iowa, United States. She married Joel Wickersham Skelton Sr. in 1927. She died in 1985, at the age of 84, and was buried in Springfield Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joel Wickersham Skelton Sr.
1896–1947
Verna Whitaker
1901–1985
Marriage: 1927

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1927

World Events (8)

1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 4

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 12

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ or hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘cultivated land’, as for example Whitaker in Lancashire and Whitacre in Warwickshire (both ‘white field’) or Whiteacre in Kent and Wheatacre in Norfolk (both ‘wheat field’).

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

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Sources (1)

  • Verna Skelton, "Find A Grave Index"

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