Cleo Richard Vetter

2 December 1924–18 December 2013 (Age 89)
Amazonia, Andrew, Missouri, United States

The Life of Cleo Richard

When Cleo Richard Vetter was born on 2 December 1924, in Amazonia, Andrew, Missouri, United States, his father, Clarence Vetter, was 21 and his mother, Rufena Addie Stewart, was 19. He lived in Nodaway Township, Andrew, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 18 December 2013, in Overland Park, Johnson, Kansas, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Cleo Richard Vetter
Edith A Carosiello

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 3

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 24

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German veter(e) ‘uncle’, ‘nephew’. The word is from Old High German fetiro (a derivative of fater ‘father’), which was used more generally to denote various male relatives; the meaning of modern German Vetter is ‘cousin’.

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

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  • Cleo Vetters in household of Clarence Vetters, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cleo A??Tters in household of Clarence A??Tters, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cleo Richard Vetter, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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