Velda Mae Liston

1901–1990 (Age 88)
Peoria, Illinois, United States

The Life of Velda Mae

When Velda Mae Liston was born on 1 May 1901, in Peoria, Illinois, United States, her father, John Harvey Liston, was 21 and her mother, Mary Olive Ida Mecham, was 20. She had at least 5 sons and 2 daughters with Everett Ray Hunter. She lived in Detroit Ward 22, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 2 January 1990, in Scottsdale, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 88.

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Velda Mae Liston
Everett Ray Hunter
Kenneth Hunter
Marguerite Hunter
Everett Hunter
Thomas Hunter
Donald Hunter
Robert Hunter
Genivieve Hunter

Spouse & Children



  • Kenneth Hunter


  • Marguerite Hunter


  • Everett Hunter


  • Thomas Hunter


  • Donald Hunter


+2 More Children

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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1904 · Belle Isle Aquarium

Age 3

The Belle Isle Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Belle Isle Park in Detroit. It opened on August 18, 1904, and was the oldest continually operating public aquarium in North America when it closed on April 3, 2005. The aquarium reopened to the public on August 18, 2012, and is now run entirely by volunteers
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 24

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Essex, so named from the Old English personal name Lissa (probably a pet form of Lēofsige; see Livesay 2) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 Scottish: habitational name from places in West Lothian and Midlothian, which probably have the same origin as in 1. This surname is also found in Ireland.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Velda Hunter in household of Everett Hunter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Velda May Liston in entry for Hunter, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"
  • 1940 United States Federal Census

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