Viola Jane Back

Brief Life History of Viola Jane

When Viola Jane Back was born on 29 June 1905, in Parker Township, Morris, Kansas, United States, her father, Walter Ezra Back, was 25 and her mother, Alice Daphne Snow, was 19. She lived in Weatherford, Custer, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. She died on 12 September 1968, at the age of 63, and was buried in Liberty, Clay, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Ezra Back
Alice Daphne Snow
Viola Jane Back
Elmer Loyd Back

Sources (5)

  • Viola J Back in household of Mary J Snow, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Viola Jane Back Brown, "Find A Grave Index"
  • 1910 United States Federal Census

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.


Oklahoma is the 46th state.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English (Devon, Kent, Sussex, and Norfolk): from the Middle English personal name Bakke (Old English Bacca). It is of uncertain origin, but may have been a byname in the same sense as 3.

English: nickname from Middle English bakke ‘bat’, of uncertain application, perhaps a nickname for a person with poor eyesight, from the expression ‘blind as a bat’.

English: from Middle English bakke ‘back’ (Old English bæc), hence a nickname for someone with a hunched back or some other noticeable peculiarity of the back or spine, or a topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or ridge, or at the rear of a settlement.

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

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