Violet Fern Tindall

1903–1997 (Age 94)
Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Violet Fern

When Violet Fern Tindall was born on 2 April 1903, in Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James Henry Tindall, was 41 and her mother, Frances Elizabeth Jones, was 40. She married Reed Reathman Houk on 12 April 1924. She lived in North Beaver Township, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Shenango Township, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 9 May 1997, in New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Violet Fern Tindall
Reed Reathman Houk
Marriage: 12 April 1924

Spouse & Children

12 April 1924

Parents & Siblings

  • James Henry Tindall


  • Frances Elizabeth Jones




World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 2

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. 

Age 26

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: regional name for someone who lived in Tynedale, the valley of the river Tyne, or a habitational name from a place in Cumbria called Tindale, which is situated on a tributary of the South Tyne. The name derives from a British river name Tina (apparently from a Celtic root meaning ‘to flow’) + Old English dæl or Old Norse dalr ‘valley’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Violet F Trindall in household of James B Houk, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Violet Houk in household of Reed Houk, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Violet Houk in household of Reed Houk, "United States Census, 1930"

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