Bert Thomas Varda

14 June 1915–25 June 1985 (Age 70)
Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States

The Life of Bert Thomas

When Bert Thomas Varda was born on 14 June 1915, in Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States, his father, Giovanni (John) Baptisia Varda, was 45 and his mother, Giovanna (Jennie) Maria Bugni, was 36. He lived in Washington Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 25 June 1985, in Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States, at the age of 70.

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Bert Thomas Varda
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Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Giovanni (John) Baptisia Varda


    Giovanna (Jennie) Maria Bugni






    Catherine Varda


    Albena Ann Varda


    Mary Margaret Varda


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 2

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 19

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.

Name Meaning

1 Italian (Turin): unexplained.2 Probably an altered spelling of Hungarian Várdai, habitational name for someone from any of several places called Várda in Hungary.

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

Sources (3)

  • Bert Varda in household of John Varda, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bert T Vardo in household of John B Vardo, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bert Thomas Vardo, "Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998"

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