Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956 for Lewis Abraham StaggeName: Velda May Stagge
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Death Date: 20 November 1943
Death Place: Beaver Dam, Box Elder, Utah
Estimated Birth Year: 1922
Death Age: 21 years 5 months 12 days
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Father's Name: Lewis Abraham Stagge
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Mother's Name: Lura Minnie Parker
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Film Number: 2260560
Digital GS Number: 4120804
Image Number: 496
Certificate Number: 155
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Velda M. Stagge Killed in Accident
Velda May Stagge Killed as Auto Plunges Off Road
Lewis Housley Also Hurt At Beaver Dam
BRIGHAM CITY, November 20
Velda May Stagge, 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Stagge, 3209 Wall, Ogden, was killed in an automobile accident at Beaver Dam, 25 miles north of here today at about twelve-thirty a.m., when the car in which she was riding, plunged over a 60-foot embankment into Beaver Dam creek.
She was thrown clear of the machine and died shortly afterward of a fractured skull and internal
injuries. Driver of the machine was Lewis Housley, 18, 1937 Twenty-second, Ogden, who is recovering from minor hurts at Cooley memorial hospital here.
The accident was investigated by Box Elder County Sheriff Warren Hyde, who reported exact cause of the accident was not determined. Apparently Housley lost control of his automobile, Sheriff Hyde added .
She was born in Ogden, June 7 1922, a daughter of Lewis Abraham and Lura Minnie Parker Stagge. She had resided in Ogden all her life. She was employed at Ogden arsenal as a motor lift operator working there for the past two years. She attended Ogden city schools and graduated from Ogden high school in 1940. She was a member of the L. D. S. church. She was serving as a home missionary in Weber L.D.S. stake and was an active genealogical worker and a Sunday school teacher in the Ogden First Ward.
Survivors include her parents and four brothers, Marvin Stagge and Lloyd Stagge of Ogden, Delbert Stagge of the U.S. Army, and Ralph Stagge with the U.S. coast guard.
Funeral arrangements are being made by Lindquist and Sons' mortuary of Ogden.
The Ogden-Standard Examiner, November 20, 1943
Crash Victim's Rites Pending
Funeral services for Velda May Stagge, 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Stagge, 3209 Wall, killed almost instantly early Saturday when the car in which she was riding left the highway and crashed over a high embankment in Beaver Dam, are pending word from relatives.
Lewis Housley, 18, 1937 Twenty-second, driver of the automobile in which Miss Stagge was killed, suffered only minor hurts. He was returned from Brigham City hospital to his home late Saturday evening.
Sheriff Warren Hyde of Box Elder county, who investigated, said exact cause of the accident was not determined. Housley said the car got out of control.
The Ogden Standard-Examiner, November 21, 1943
Velda May Stagge
Services for Velda May Stagge, 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Stagge, who was killed in an automobile accident at Beaver Dam, Box Elder county, will be held Friday at two p.m. in the L.D.S. First ward chapel with Bishop Raymond S. Wright conducting.
Friends may call this evening from six to nine o'clock at Lindquist and Sons' mortuary, and at the family home, 3209 Wall, Thursday afternoon and evening and Friday until the hour of the services. Interment will be in Ogden city cemetery.
The Ogden Standard-Examiner, November 24, 1943
These Feminine Softballers Capture 1942 Arsenal Title
CHAMPS OF FEMININE CIRCUIT . . . East Shell Loading softballers, above, won the 1942 championship of the feminine league at Ogden arsenal. They downed East Fuze plant 5 to 3 in the final game of the season the other evening.
Front row left to right: Barbara Gardner, Grace Anderson and Mary Bishop.
Center row left to right: Mary Wheatley, Viola Lee, Lois Howard, Elma Avondet and Stella Sims.
Back row, left to right: Velda Stagge, Rulon Cannon, manager; Helen King and Gwendolyn Wheatley
Ogden Standard-Examiner, September 13, 1942
Velda May Stagge
My name is Velda May Stagge. I was born June 7, 1922, at 3248 Lincoln Avenue, Ogden, Utah. My father's name is Louis Abraham Stagge. He was born November 13, 1894, in Uintah, Utah. His father's name was William Stagge and his mother's maiden name was Elizabeth Birt. My mother's maiden name was Lura Minnie Parker. She was born November 27, 1895, in Clinton, Utah. Her father's name is Joseph Parker and mother's name was Minnie May Elmer. I was blessed July 2, 1922, by E. Garner. I was baptized by Fred W. McGregor on July 27, 1930, in the first ward, Weber stake. I was confirmed by Elder John Tingen.
I started school in 1928 and attended the Pingree School for six years. The teacher I liked best were Miss Seabrooks, Miss Jarman, Miss Holmgrin and Miss Caffey. I later attended the Washington School.
I have had many good times. The most interesting time was when I went to Mutual Camp. The instructors were Mrs. Van Dyle, Mrs. Mitchel and Mrs. Checketts.
I have four brothers and no sisters. My favorite sports are dancing, swimming and baseball.
I went to the Mormon Church all my life and have attended these classes, Sunday School, Primary, Mutual, Seminary and Junior Genealogy.
Written by Velda May Stagge.
Houses she lived in
3248 Lincoln Avenue (1922-1928)
3213 Wall Avenue (1928-1933)
3209 Wall Avenue (1933-1943)
My Life Story
My name is Velda May Stagge. I was born June 7, 1922 at 3248 Lincoln Avenue in Ogden, Utah. I am the daughter of Louis A. Stagge and Lura Minnie Parker Stagge. My father's parents are William Stagge and Elizabeth Burt Stagge. My mother's parents are Joseph Parker and Minnie May Jost Parker. I was blessed July 2, 1922 by E. Garner and I was baptized by Fred W. McGregor in the First Ward of Weber Stake on July 27, 1930. Elder John Tingen confirmed me.
Starting school in 1928 I attended Pingree School for six years and Washington School for four years. The instructors I like best were Miss Seabrooks, Miss Jarman, Miss Holmgrin, and Miss Gaffey. I have had many interesting times while attending school and also out of school. One of the most outstanding times was when I went to Bee Hive Girl;s Camp. The instructors at the camp were Mrs. Van Dyke, Mrs. Mitchel and Mrs. Checketts.
I have went to the Mormon Church all my life. The classes I have attended are: Sunday School, Primary, Mutual, Seminary, and Junior Genealogy.
My ambition is to go on a mission and to be Sunday School Teacher and work in the Genealogy Classes. I also hope to be able to do Temple Work for the Dead. I have had the privilege of going to the Salt Lake Temple and being baptized for the Dead. I would like to be able to go to the Logan Temple sometime.
My favorite sports are baseball, roller skating, and hiking. Some of my nearest girl friends are Glayds Alexander, Avalon Baird, Ruby Larsen, and Aline Smith.
I have four brothers and no sisters: Marvin, Delbert, Ralph, and Floyd.
This was written in the year 1937 for one of the requirements for a certificate of a Coat of Arms for Genealogy. My teacher at that time was Mrs. Elva Robinson.
Written by Velda May Stagge - found in her Book of Remembrance.
One Week Diary
February 1, 1937--I arose at seven thirty in the morning, ate my breakfast and went to school. I went to the basketball game after school. I came home and after eating my supper I went to Genealogy Meeting. I came home and went to bed.
February 2, 1937--I arose from bed at seven o'clock, ate my breakfast and went to school. After school I came home, helped my mother get supper and then went to Mutual. I came home from Mutual and went to bed.
February 3, 1937--I arose from bed at seven o'clock, ate my breakfast, and went to school. I came home after school, helped with supper, and then did my school lessons. After doing lessons I listened to the radio and then went to bed.
February 4, 1937--I arose from bed at seven fifteen, ate my breakfast and went to school. I came home from school, ate my supper and then did lessons. After doing lessons I tended kids. I came home and went to bed.
February 5, 1937--I arose from bed at seven fifteen, ate my breakfast and went to school. After school I went to a basketball game. I came home from the game and helped get supper. After supper I did my lessons and then went to bed.
February 6, 1937--I arose from bed at seven thirty, ate my breakfast. I helped do the Saturday's work. Saturday afternoon I sewed some quilt blocks. I helped get supper, did the dishes, and later went to bed.
February 7, 1937--I arose from bed at eight o'clock. I ate my breakfast and then went to the First Ward to Sunday School. I came home, helped get dinner, and then did the dishes. In the afternoon I read a book and then at night I helped get supper. After helping with the dishes I listened to the radio, and later went to bed.
This is one of the requirements for our First Year Junior Genealogical certificates. This was under the direction of Mrs. Elva Robison.
Written by Velda May Stagge in her Book of Remembrance
I have had the privilege of going to the Salt Lake City Temple and being baptized for the dead.
I have went to the temple three different times. In 1932 I was baptized about 20 times. In 1934 I was baptized about 25 times. In 1936 I was baptized about 25 times. I hope to go down a great many other times to do work for dead. I also expect to do other kids of Temple Work when I get older.
Written by Velda May Stagge in her Book of Remembrance