Vera Viola Sherrill

17 July 1923–18 April 2010 (Age 86)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Vera Viola

When Vera Viola Sherrill was born on 17 July 1923, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, Rev Josephus V Sherrill, was 48 and her mother, Aleda Georgia Harlan, was 38. She married Walter Sidney White on 2 October 1942, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Kerman, Fresno, California, United States in 1935. She died on 18 April 2010, in Grass Valley, Nevada, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Sebastopol, Sonoma, California, United States.

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Walter Sidney White
Vera Viola Sherrill
Marriage: 2 October 1942

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2 October 1942
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 11

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 24

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): unexplained. Compare Sherrell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vera Sherrill in household of Josephus Sherrill, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vera V Sherrill in household of Josephus Sherrill, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vera Viola Sherrill, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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