Velma Wilson

7 July 1904–10 September 1989 (Age 85)
Prosperine, Laclede, Missouri, United States

The Life of Velma

When Velma Wilson was born on 7 July 1904, in Prosperine, Laclede, Missouri, United States, her father, William David Wilson, was 32 and her mother, Lula L Myers, was 27. She married Dewey George Vandergrift on 16 July 1922, in Laclede, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Hooker Township, Laclede, Missouri, United States for about 30 years. She died on 10 September 1989, in Laclede, Missouri, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Lebanon, Laclede, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dewey George Vandergrift
Velma Wilson
Marriage: 16 July 1922
Everett Virgil Vandergrift
Betty B Vandergrift

Spouse and Children

16 July 1922
Laclede, Missouri, United States


    Everett Virgil Vandergrift



Parents and Siblings




    Flossie M Lorene Wilson



    Ula J Wilson


    Chester H Wilson


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

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.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 2

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Will , a very common medieval short form of William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Velma Vandergreft in household of Dewy Vandergreft, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Velma Vandergrift in household of Denney G Vandergrift, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Velma Wilson in household of Dillion Wilson, "United States Census, 1920"

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