Velma Hazel Bonds

20 January 1918–29 January 1989 (Age 71)
Folsom, Johnston, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Velma Hazel

When Velma Hazel Bonds was born on 20 January 1918, in Folsom, Johnston, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Carl Franklin Bonds, was 24 and her mother, Ruby Ann Thompson, was 20. She married Marquist Harper Trosper on 29 July 1937, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Barnett Township, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Parker, Yuma, Arizona, United States in 1930. She died on 29 January 1989, in San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Marquist Harper Trosper
Velma Hazel Bonds
Marriage: 29 July 1937
Kathleen Ann Trosper
Raymond Marquist "Buddy" Trosper Sr

Spouse and Children

29 July 1937
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Carl Franklin Bonds


    Ruby Ann Thompson




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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 3

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

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

English: patronymic from Bond .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Velma H Bonds in household of Carl F Boards, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Velma H Bonds in household of Carl F Bonds, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Velma Bonds, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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