Velma Maude Lantz

16 May 1907–23 July 2003 (Age 96)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Velma Maude

When Velma Maude Lantz was born on 16 May 1907, in Iowa, United States, her father, James Minor Lantz, was 34 and her mother, Fannie McKinzie, was 29. She married Clifford Edward James on 29 October 1929, in Kansas, United States. She lived in Jefferson Township, Taylor, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Clayton Township, Taylor, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 23 July 2003, in Florida, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in National Memorial Park, Idylwood, Fairfax, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clifford Edward James
Velma Maude Lantz
Marriage: 29 October 1929

Spouse and Children

29 October 1929
Kansas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Minor Lantz





World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Age 7

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.

Age 25

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

1 South German: from the Germanic personal name Lanzo, originally a short form of various compound names with the first element land ‘land’, ‘territory’, but later used as an independent name.2 German: habitational name from any of several places called Lanz.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Velma M Lantz in household of James M Lantz, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Velma M Lantz in household of James M Lantz, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Velma Maude Lantz James, "Find A Grave Index"

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