Velma Mae White

4 December 1898–19 October 1989 (Age 90)
Allamakee, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Velma Mae

When Velma Mae White was born on 4 December 1898, in Allamakee, Iowa, United States, her father, Oliver Cromwell White Jr, was 41 and her mother, Malinda Lenora Ewing, was 32. She married Herbert Mason Guy on 1 June 1915. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Eureka, Lincoln, Montana, United States in 1930 and Kalispell Township, Flathead, Montana, United States in 1940. She died on 19 October 1989, in Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Glacier Memorial Gardens, Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Herbert Mason Guy
Velma Mae White
Marriage: 1 June 1915
Thelma Hazel Guy
Bruce Robert Guy
Olive Juanita Guy
Nina May Guy
Donald W Guy
Donna F Guy
Bert M Guy
Jeanne Kay Guy
Lenora B Guy

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 June 1915
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    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 2
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries - 1903: Lincoln, Montana, United States
    1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi
    Age 24
    The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English white, wit (Old English hwīt ‘white’), hence a nickname for someone with white hair or a pale complexion. In some cases it is perhaps from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Hwīta, a short form of names in Hwīt- (from hwīt ‘white’). The name may also be topographic, referring to someone who lived by a bend or curve in a river or road (from Old English wiht ‘bend’), the source of the placename of Great Whyte in Ramsey, Huntingdonshire (compare Wight ). This name is also a variant of Wight . The surname White is also very common among African Americans.Irish and Scottish: adopted for any of several Irish and Scottish Gaelic names based on bán ‘white, fair’ (see Bain 1, McElwain ) or fionn ‘fair’ (see Finn 1). The English surname has been Gaelicized in Ireland as de Faoite.Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘white’, for example German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas (see Bialas ), Slovenian Belec , or any other synonymous Slavic surname beginning with Bel-, Bev-, Biel- or Bil-.

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

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    Sources (20)

    • Velma M Guy in household of Bert M Guy, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Velma M. White in entry for George W. Wagner and Hazel T. Guy, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Velma Guy in household of Bert Guy, "United States Census, 1930"

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