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Verona May Dunford

11 December 1869–8 November 1942

Born 11 Dec. 1869 at Salt Lake City.[1] Daughter of William Dunford and Melvina Whitney.[2] Granddaughter of EBW.[3] Helped EBW with office work and mailings, 1887–1888.[4] Moved to Murray, Shoshone Co., Idaho Territory, Aug. 1888.[5] Married first Barrymore Nugent Hillard, 30 Apr. 1889, at Murray; three children.[6] Moved to Spokane Co., Washington, by Oct. 1893.[7] Husband died, 19 Oct. 1904; married second Charles Wheaton Betts, 6 June 1907, in Spokane, Spokane Co.[8] Moved to Los Angeles Co., California, by 1920.[9] Patient at the Patton State Psychiatric Hospital in San Bernardino Co., California, by 1930.[10] Living in Los Angeles, by 1940.[11] Died 8 Nov. 1942 at Glendale, Los Angeles Co.[12] 

 

[1] Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 124. 1870 U.S. Census, 16th Ward, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 1, Verona Dunford. EBW, Diary, 11 Dec. 1874. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 28 Jan. 2019), Verona May Dunford (MJ6M-ZFN).

[2] Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 124. 1870 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 1, Verona Dunford. EBW, Diary, 11 Dec. 1874.

[3] Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 124, 504–505.

[4] EBW, Diary 3 Oct. 1887; 6 and 20 June 1888; 26–27 July 1888; 22 Aug. 1888.

[5] EBW, Diary 30–31 Aug. 1888. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 274.

[6] Shoshone Co., ID, Marriage Records, 1875–1927, p. 2, Barrymore Nugent Hilliard and Verona May Woods, 30 Apr. 1889, microfilm 1548797, DGS 4533546, image 632/830, FHL. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 274, 416.

[7] Washington State Archives, Eastern Regional Branch, Spokane County, Birth Records, 1890–1912, p. 29, DGS 7370414, image 81/192, FHL.

[8] “Washington, Death Records, 1883–1960,” Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com, accessed 28 Jan. 2019), Barrymore Nugent Hillard. EBW, Diary, 20 Oct. and 1 Nov. 1904. Spokane Co., WA, Marriage Records, 1880–2000, license no. A. 4399, Charles Wheaton Betts and Verona May Hillard, DGS 102511431, image 652/3933, FHL. 1910 U.S. Census, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, ED 175, p. 6B, Verona Betts. 

[9] California State Library, Sacramento, Great Register of Voters, 1900–1968 (https://www.ancestry.com, accessed 7 Sept. 2019), Verona H. M. Betts, 1920.

[10] 1930 U.S. Census, Highland Township, San Bernardino Co., CA, ED 36-29, p. 3B, line 100, Verona M. Betts.

[11] 1940 U.S. Census, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, ED 60-85, p. 15A, Verona J. Betts.

[12] Los Angeles Co., CA, State Board of Health, Index to Deaths, 1905–1978, and Death Records, 1889–1960, p. 12019, Verona H. Betts, microfilm 2281371, DGS 5597230, image 1812/2515, FHL.