LaVerne Edward Dillon

4 April 1929–5 June 2015 (Age 86)
Armona, Kings, California, United States

The Life of LaVerne Edward

When LaVerne Edward Dillon was born on 4 April 1929, in Armona, Kings, California, United States, his father, William Marcelious Dillon, was 33 and his mother, Ada Mae Carrico, was 27. He married Jean Carol Turney on 21 June 1953, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Fresno, California, United States in 1999 and Clovis, Fresno, California, United States in 2007. He died on 5 June 2015, in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno, Fresno, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

LaVerne Edward Dillon
Jean Carol Turney
Marriage: 21 June 1953
Craig Bradley Dillon
Lisa Elayne Dillon

Spouse and Children

21 June 1953
Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States


    Craig Bradley Dillon



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World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 5

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1953 · Grizzly Bear Becomes State Animal

Age 24

The California grizzly bear became designated as the state animal in 1953.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from the Germanic personal name Dillo (of uncertain origin, perhaps a byname from the root dīl ‘destroy’), introduced to Britain from France by the Normans.2 English: habitational name from Dilwyn near Hereford, recorded in 1138 as Dilun, probably from Old English dīglum, dative plural of dīgle ‘recess’, ‘retreat’, i.e. ‘at the shady or secret places’.3 Irish (of Norman origin): altered form of de Leon ( see Lyon ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laverne Dillon in household of Wm Dillon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Laverne E Dillon in household of William M Dillon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laverne Edward Dillon, "Find A Grave Index"

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