Vernon Vincent Hafner

8 July 1919–23 February 1974 (Age 54)
South Dakota, United States

The Life of Vernon Vincent

When Vernon Vincent Hafner was born on 8 July 1919, in South Dakota, United States, his father, Mathias Edward Hafner, was 30 and his mother, Rosamond Hubertine Simons, was 36. He married Marjorie JoAnn Thomson on 21 August 1939, in Lead, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States. He lived in Township 9 Range 6, Butte, South Dakota, United States in 1940 and Newell, Butte, South Dakota, United States in 1945. He died on 23 February 1974, at the age of 54, and was buried in Newell, Butte, South Dakota, United States.

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Vernon Vincent Hafner
Marjorie JoAnn Thomson
Marriage: 21 August 1939

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21 August 1939
Lead, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 16

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

South German and Austrian: occupational name for a potter, Middle High German hafner, an agent derivative of Middle High German hafen ‘pot’, ‘dish’. This is the normal term for the occupation in southeastern Germany and Austria, and the German surname is found mainly in this area, also in Slovenia.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vernon V Hafner, "South Dakota State Census, 1945"
  • Vernon V Hafner in household of Mathew E Hafner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vernon V Hafner, "South Dakota State Census, 1925"

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