Roy Vetter

3 July 1898–January 1978 (Age 79)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Roy

When Roy Vetter was born on 3 July 1898, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, John Alfred Vetter, was 38 and his mother, Anna Christine Johnson, was 41. He married Jennie Seifert on 7 May 1918. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Cook, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died in January 1978, in Chicago Heights, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79.

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Roy Vetter
Jennie Seifert
Marriage: 7 May 1918
Marjorie Vetter
LaVerne Vetter

Spouse and Children

7 May 1918


    Marjorie Vetter


    LaVerne Vetter


Parents and Siblings

    John Alfred Vetter


    Anna Christine Johnson




World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Age 2

Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 21

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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

German: nickname from Middle High German veter(e) ‘uncle’, ‘nephew’. The word is from Old High German fetiro (a derivative of fater ‘father’), which was used more generally to denote various male relatives; the meaning of modern German Vetter is ‘cousin’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roy Vitter in household of Alfred Vetter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Roy Vetter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roy Vetter, "United States Census, 1940"

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