Velma Rose Schweitzer

31 March 1919–7 March 2007 (Age 87)
Independence, Buchanan, Iowa, United States

The Life of Velma Rose

When Velma Rose Schweitzer was born on 31 March 1919, in Independence, Buchanan, Iowa, United States, her father, Charles George Schweitzer, was 30 and her mother, Lila Fern Ball, was 28. She had at least 1 son with James Christian Ramsey. She lived in Fremont Township, Buchanan, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Angwin, Napa, California, United States in 2007. She died on 7 March 2007, in Antlers, Pushmataha, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 87.

Photos & Memories (1)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

James Christian Ramsey
Velma Rose Schweitzer
Charles Chaskay Ramsey

Spouse and Children



    Charles Chaskay Ramsey


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

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.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 15

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 23

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ethnic name for a native or inhabitant of Switzerland, from Middle High German swīzer, German Schweizer.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Velma Schwitzer in household of Chas Schwitzer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Velma Schweitzer in household of Charles Schweitzer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Velma Roase Schweitzer in entry for Charles Chaskay Ramsey and Margaret Ann Henry, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.