Zola Berniece McOmber Roundy

17 Jun 1912 - 12 Aug 1989

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Zola Berniece McOmber Roundy

17 Jun 1912 - 12 Aug 1989
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Grave site information of Zola Berniece McOmber Roundy (17 Jun 1912 - 12 Aug 1989) at Alton Cemetery in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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Zola Berniece McOmber Roundy


Alton Cemetery

Unnamed Rd
Kanab, Kane, Utah
United States


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Published Sketch of Charles and Josephine Hansen McOmber Family

Contributor: Judiwh Created: 3 years ago Updated: 3 years ago

[The following biographical sketch was transcribed by Niki Harrison McOmber from photocopied pages of a book containing biographical sketches of residents of Eagle Hill, Alberta, Canada, published sometime between 1968 and 1978; with added commentary. The name and author of the book, and other particulars, were not recorded. The source of the original information must have been a close family member, probably Beatrice, the daughter of Charles Orange and Josephine Ellen Hansen McOmber, as the sketch is accurate in most details.] "Mr. and Mrs. Charles McOmber were both born in Utah, and spent their early married life in Idaho, before moving to Taber, Alberta, in 1912. While there Mr. McOmber added being the fire chief of the town to his other activities. The horse-drawn engine and horses were a real thrill for his young daughter, Beatrice. The family of eight –five sons and three daughters– moved to Champion in 1917 and on to Eagle Hill in 1919, traveling by covered wagon and trailing their livestock. After spending a short time with Mrs. McOmber’s sister and family, the Monty Smiths [Alice Henrietta Hansen Smith], who lived on NW1/4 12-34-4-W5, The eldest son, Lee, purchased the H.O. Yewell farm through the Veteran’s Land Act. [There were actually two older sons: Charles Ray and Marshall Peter McOmber]. While in Taber, Lee enlisted with Fort Gary Horse Regiment of Medicine Hat –regiment #1309379– and saw four years of service. Lee was wounded and gassed during that time [World War One], but it did nothing to dampen his sense of humor, as was evident the hot afternoon he took off for a swim in the river, and when he was seen, he said that he was celebrating his brother Fred’s birthday, who had stayed at home to build an outhouse. Lee was Postmaster of Eagle Hill, taking over when the Yewells moved to Hainstock district, until it was operated by A.V. Johnson in 1924. Lee married Annie Jones, daughter of the W.A. Jones’ of Vale View in 1921. To this union four children were born. A daughter (stillborn) is buried in the Eagle Hill cemetery. Leone (Mrs. Sam Tofin) and Lenore (Mrs. John Tofin) and son Jack lives in Calgary. Fred McOmber spent some time at Huxley before moving to Deer lodge, Montana, where he married and now lives. Owen will be remembered by many for his ability as a ball player. He too married and resided in Deer Lodge, Montana, where he passed away in 1968. Beatrice McOmber married Alvin Brown in 1921. Alvin, a son of Henry Brown of the Mound district had been overseas in World War One for four years. He was with the 187 Regiment (information from Robert Muir, also in the same battalion) Regiment #552939. After farming in various districts, Alvin bought some big caterpillars and formed the Brown’s Construction Company. Disposing of his interests in the company, he purchased and operated a motel at Creston, British Columbia, for a few years. The Browns returned to Olds in 1963, purchasing the Mountain View Trailer Court, which they were operating when Alvin passed away in September of that year. The Browns had a family of three: Mrs. Elva Denman of Red Deer, Mrs. Yvonne McWhirter of Wainwright, and one son, Stanley, deceased at the age of 10 years, in 1933. [Another daughter, Grace Berniece, died when six weeks old in 1925]. Beatrice has remarried and is now Mrs. Henry Dupuis of Angleton, British Columbia. Berniece McOmber married Carl Roundy in Great Falls, Montana, and is now living in Alton, Utah. In 1924, the McOmbers moved from Eagle Hill to Waterton Lakes and later to Great Falls, Montana. They are both deceased.

Zola Berniece McOmber

Contributor: Judiwh Created: 3 years ago Updated: 3 years ago

Grandma Roundy also passed away before I was born. Unfortunately, I still don't know much about her and her life, but from what Dad's told me, she was an incredible woman. She loved her family and she loved the Lord.

Life timeline of Zola Berniece McOmber Roundy

Zola Berniece McOmber Roundy was born on 17 Jun 1912
Zola Berniece McOmber Roundy was 17 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Zola Berniece McOmber Roundy was 27 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Zola Berniece McOmber Roundy was 28 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
Zola Berniece McOmber Roundy was 41 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Zola Berniece McOmber Roundy was 51 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
Zola Berniece McOmber Roundy was 65 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
Zola Berniece McOmber Roundy died on 12 Aug 1989 at the age of 77
Grave record for Zola Berniece McOmber Roundy (17 Jun 1912 - 12 Aug 1989), BillionGraves Record 3725338 Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States