Individual Record 3055

Name}   Maroney, Zora Dorothy Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 16 Jun 1914 Place} Zlobin, Croatia [Austria]
Marr.: Date} Fam 23 Jun 1935 Place} Goldfield, Esmeralda, Nevada     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  28 Nov 2002 Place} Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada
Burial: Date} Aft  28 Nov 2002 Place} Panaca Memorial Park, Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 1732=Genealogy
Source 2} 948 = Passenger ls
Source 3} 1759=1920 USA cen
Source 4} 1760=1930 USA cen
Source 5} 1738=1940 USA cen
Source 6} 1763=Newspaper
Source 7} 1764=Newspaper
Source 8} 1019=Marriage rec
Source 9} 1004=Index
Source 10}1582=Death record
Source 11}1735=S.S. record
Source 12}1761=Obituary
Source 13}1731=Cemetery rec
Parents: } Victor Maroney & Louise Kuchan
     Household No.} 722
1st Household No.} 722 = Goldfield, Esmeralda, Nevada
      Occupation 1} Housewife
       Occupation 2} Executive secretary
  Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints
Spouses:   Prime} Walker, Elmer Clemons (Clem)
                              Sainsbury, Willard Leroy
 Total Number of} 2
Notes:  Zora Dorothy Maroney was born 16 Jun 1914 in Zlobin, Croatia, Austria.  Her parents were Vjenceslav Marohnic and Vjekoslava Kuchan.  Their Americanized names were Victor Maroney (Vic) and Louisa (Louise).  Victor had emigrated to the United States in 1891 and was a naturalized citizen.  He had made several trips back to Croatia, and had married Louisa in 1912 in Zlobin, Croatia, Austria. 

On 24 Feb 1916, Zora, 2, arrived in New York, New York, aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam.  She was with her mother, Louisa, and half-sister Anna, 9.  They were going to join her father Victor in Goldfield, Nevada.

In the 1920 U.S. census, the family was living at 351 Grand Street, Goldfield, Esmeralda, Nevada.  Her father Vick was a machine man in a gold mine.  The children were Anna, 13, and Zora, 6, born in Croatia; and George, 2, and Velko Vick, 1, born in Nevada.

In the 1930 U.S. census, Goldfield, the family was living at 293 N. Fifth Aveue.  Her father Victor was a laborer in a metal mine.  The children were Zaro [sic], 15, George, 12, William, 11, and Helen, 9.  The children were all in school.

Zora's father Victor died 16 May 1932 in Goldfield.  The Goldfield column in the Reno newspapers reported his death, and the fact that shortly thereafter Zora's mother Mrs. Louise Maroney bought a house at the corner of Crook and Sundog streets.  It was reported in Nov 1933, that a group of young women, including Zora, had started a card club, and they were being entertained in her home on Crook street.

Dorothy Norma McLeod, Zora Dorothy Maroney Zora's closest friend was Dorothy Norma McLeod.  They are seen at right.  On 14 November 1934, she was a witness at Dorothy's wedding to Earl Wadsworth Walker (William).  The second witness was his brother Elmer.

Zora married Elmer Clemons Walker, known as Clem, on 23 Jun 1935 in Goldfield, Esmeralda, Nevada.  In the 1940 U.S. census, Zora and Elmer were living on Highland Road in Pioche, Lincoln, Nevada.  Clem was a hoisting engineer in a metal mine.  Zora had completed high school and they were renting their residence for $25. per month.  They had two children, Shirley and Clemons.  A third child was born after 1940.

Clem died 22 Dec 1951 in Pioche.  He is buried in Panaca Memorial Park, Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada.  Zora married Willard Leroy Sainsbury on 5 Apr 1972 in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada.  They made their home in Henderson, Clark, Nevada.  Willard died 13 Oct 1989 in Henderson.  He is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Las Vegas, with his first wife Edna.

Zora was an executive secretary for Timet for 20 years.  She was a member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints Skyline Ward in Henderson.  She died 28 Nov 2002 in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada.  She is buried with her first husband in Panaca Memorial Park.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Zora Dorothy Maroney, Dorothy  Norma McLeod
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Zora Maroney
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High school, 4 yrs or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                      for the State of}  
Health Condition} Alzheimer's disease
   Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 20 Jun 2015
Date Created}  11 Mar 2005
Copyright © 2015 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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