Vivian Topp

1905–1985 (Age 79)
Bronx, New York, United States

The Life of Vivian

When Vivian Topp was born on 30 June 1905, in Bronx, New York, United States, her father, Fredrick Topp, was 35 and her mother, Margaret Kappes, was 22. She lived in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States in 1925. She registered for military service in 1943. She died on 2 May 1985, in Montrose, Cortlandt, Westchester, New York, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Calverton, Riverhead, Suffolk, New York, United States.

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Vivian Topp
Harry J Walker

Spouse & Children

  • Female1905–1985Female

  • Harry J Walker


Parents & Siblings

  • Fredrick Topp


  • Female1883–1961Female



  • Female1905–1985Female

  • Sophie Topp


  • Anne Topp


  • Carolyn Topp


  • Male1909–2004Male

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

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.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 8

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old English byname Topp meaning ‘tuft’, ‘crest’, or the cognate Old Norse Toppr.2 German: from Low German topp ‘point’, ‘tree top’, hence a topographic name; or alternatively a metonymic occupational name or nickname from the same word in the sense ‘braid’.3 German: variant of Dopp .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Vivian Topp, "New York State Census, 1925"
  • Vivian M. Topp, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Vivian M Topp, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

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