Zola Berniece Roundy (McOmber)

17 Jun 1912 - Aug 1989

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Zola Berniece Roundy (McOmber)

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

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Zola Berniece Roundy (McOmber)


Alton Cemetery

Unnamed Rd
Kanab, Kane, Utah
United States


"Canadian Sweetheart"


May 1, 2013


April 28, 2013

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Published Sketch of Charles and Josephine Hansen McOmber Family

Contributor: GreatLakes0928 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: GreatLakes0928 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 Roundy (McOmber)

Zola Berniece Roundy (McOmber) was born on 17 Jun 1912
Zola Berniece Roundy (McOmber) was 16 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Zola Berniece Roundy (McOmber) 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 Roundy (McOmber) was 33 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Zola Berniece Roundy (McOmber) 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 Roundy (McOmber) was 52 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
Zola Berniece Roundy (McOmber) was 61 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
Zola Berniece Roundy (McOmber) died on Aug 1989 at the age of 77
Grave record for Zola Berniece Roundy (McOmber) (17 Jun 1912 - Aug 1989), BillionGraves Record 3737079 Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States