Lavonne (Vonnie) Lord

29 May 1924–8 May 1989 (Age 64)
Washington, United States

The Life of Lavonne (Vonnie)

When Lavonne (Vonnie) Lord was born on 29 May 1924, in Washington, United States, her father, Willard Lord, was 18 and her mother, Ann K Pearson, was 22. She married Alex Rade Novich on 16 July 1950, in Kootenai, Idaho, United States. She lived in Wapato Election Precinct, Chelan, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 8 May 1989, in Chelan, Washington, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Chelan, Chelan, Washington, United States.

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Alex Rade Novich
Lavonne (Vonnie) Lord
Marriage: 16 July 1950

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16 July 1950
Kootenai, Idaho, United States

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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.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 16

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 18

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from the vocabulary word lord, presumably for someone who behaved in a lordly manner, or perhaps one who had earned the title in some contest of skill or had played the part of the ‘Lord of Misrule’ in the Yuletide festivities.It may also have been an occupational name for a servant in the household of the lord of the manor, or possibly a status name for a landlord or the lord of the manor himself. The word itself derives from Old English hlāford, earlier hlāf-weard, literally ‘loaf-keeper’, since the lord or chief of a clan was responsible for providing food for his dependants.2 Irish: English name adopted as a translation of the main element of Gaelic Ó Tighearnaigh ( see Tierney ) and Mac Thighearnáin ( see McKiernan ).3 French: nickname from Old French l’ord ‘the dirty one’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lavonne V Lord in household of Willard Lord, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lavonne V Lord in household of Willard Lord, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lavonne V Novich, "Find A Grave Index"

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