Viola Helen Brandt

14 December 1910–28 July 2010 (Age 99)
Pleasant Valley Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States

The Life of Viola Helen

When Viola Helen Brandt was born on 14 December 1910, in Pleasant Valley Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States, her father, John Brandt, was 31 and her mother, Minnie M Pruisner, was 21. She married James Smith on 25 February 1931, in Grundy, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Grundy, Iowa, United States in 1935. She died on 28 July 2010, in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 99, and was buried in Buck Grove, Grundy, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Smith
1909–2006
Viola Helen Brandt
1910–2010
Marriage: 25 February 1931
Elmer Smith
1932–
Kenneth Smith
1936–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 February 1931
Grundy, Iowa, United States
children

(2)

    Elmer Smith

    Male1932–Male

    Kenneth Smith

    Male1936–Male

Parents and Siblings

    John Brandt

    Male1879–1918Male

    Minnie M Pruisner

    Female1889–Female

siblings

(4)

    Female1910–2010Female

    Jeannette Brandt

    Female1913–1918Female

    John Brandt

    Male1916–1974Male

    Mildred Brandt

    Female1919–Female

World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 3

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 27

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German:1. topographic name for someone who lived in an area that had been cleared by fire, Middle High German brant (from brennen ‘to burn’). 2. variant of Brand 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Viola Brand in household of Mrs Minnie Brand, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Viola Smith in household of James Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Viola Brandt in entry for Mr James Smith, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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