Velma Irene Tindall

1896–1983 (Age 87)
Louisa, Iowa, United States

The Life of Velma Irene

When Velma Irene Tindall was born on 10 December 1896, in Louisa, Iowa, United States, her father, Robert Tindall, was 32 and her mother, Minnie B. Maiden, was 25. She married Thomas Calvin Todd Jr on 11 November 1918, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Morning Sun, Louisa, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Yellow Springs Township, Des Moines, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 December 1983, in Mediapolis, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa, Iowa, United States.

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Velma Irene Tindall
Thomas Calvin Todd Jr
Marriage: 11 November 1918
Kenneth Robert Todd
Thomas Calvin "Tom" Todd III

Spouse & Children

11 November 1918
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Robert Tindall


  • Minnie B. Maiden




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 17

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.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 23

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English: regional name for someone who lived in Tynedale, the valley of the river Tyne, or a habitational name from a place in Cumbria called Tindale, which is situated on a tributary of the South Tyne. The name derives from a British river name Tina (apparently from a Celtic root meaning ‘to flow’) + Old English dæl or Old Norse dalr ‘valley’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Velma Tindall, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Velma I Todd in household of Thomas C Todd, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Velma J Todd in household of Calvin T Todd, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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