Velmer Donald Priest

1910–1966 (Age 55)
Texas, United States

The Life of Velmer Donald

When Velmer Donald Priest was born on 24 December 1910, in Texas, United States, his father, Joseph Aaron Priest, was 43 and his mother, Josie Lavenia Hobbs, was 34. He had at least 2 daughters with Ada Lucille Conn. He lived in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 29 November 1966, in Texas, United States, at the age of 55.

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Velmer Donald Priest
Ada Lucille Conn
Juanita Lucille Priest
Mary Levinia Priest

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  • Juanita Lucille Priest


  • Mary Levinia Priest


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 4

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Age 17

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English (mainly West Midlands): from Middle English pr(i)est ‘minister of the Church’ (Old English prēost, from Latin presbyter, Greek presbyteros ‘elder’, ‘counselor’, comparative of presbys ‘old man’), used as a nickname, either for someone with a pious manner or possibly for someone who had played the part of a priest in a pageant. It may also have been an occupational name for someone in the service of a priest, and occasionally it may have been used to denote someone suspected of being the son of a priest.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Velma Priest in household of Ethel Thornell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Velma Priest in household of Ethel Thornell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Velmer D Priest, "United States Census, 1940"

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