Velma C Harris

29 June 1904–14 July 1985 (Age 81)
Cassville, Bartow, Georgia, United States

The Life of Velma C

When Velma C Harris was born on 29 June 1904, in Cassville, Bartow, Georgia, United States, her father, Charles Edgar Harris, was 27 and her mother, Alice Christine Wheeler, was 32. She married Dewey Layton Herod on 21 September 1921, in Bartow, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Atlanta, DeKalb, Georgia, United States in 1983 and DeKalb, Georgia, United States in 1985. She died on 14 July 1985, in Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dewey Layton Herod
Velma C Harris
Marriage: 21 September 1921
Pauline Herod
Winifred Evelyn Herod

Spouse and Children

21 September 1921
Bartow, Georgia, United States


    Pauline Herod


    Winifred Evelyn Herod


Parents and Siblings



    Ollie Harris




    Gladys Naomi Harris


    Lois Harris


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 2

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English and Welsh (very common in southern England and South Wales): patronymic from the medieval English personal name Harry , pet form of Henry .2 This name is also well established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. In some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, both Harris and Harrison can be Anglicized forms of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha.3 Greek: reduced form of the Greek personal name Kharalambos, composed of the elements khara ‘joy’ + lambein ‘to shine’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Velma Herod in household of Dewey L Herod, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Velma C Herod in household of Dewey L Herod, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thelma Harris in household of Charles Harris, "United States Census, 1910"

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