Vernard M Eller

1928–18 June 2007 (Age 79)
Washington, United States

The Life of Vernard M

When Vernard M Eller was born in 1928, in Washington, United States, his father, Jay Venard Eller, was 29 and his mother, Geraldine Etta Crill, was 23. He lived in Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States in 1930 and Highline Election Precinct, Douglas, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 18 June 2007, in La Verne, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 79.

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Jay Venard Eller
1899–1978
Geraldine Etta Crill
1905–2001
Vernard M Eller
1928–2007

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World Events (8)

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 6

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. 
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 12

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1953 · Grizzly Bear Becomes State Animal

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

1 North German: topographic name for someone who lived by an alder tree, from Middle Low German elre, alre ‘alder’.2 German: habitational name from places in the North Rhine and Mosel areas, so called from an old stream name Elera, Alira, of Celtic origin.3 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Heller , reflecting varieties of Yiddish in which there is no h.

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

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  • Vernard Eller in household of Jay V Eller, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vernard M Eller in household of Jay V Eller, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vernard Marion Eller, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"

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