Verle Lincoln Annis

Verle Lincoln Annis

Birth
Alderton, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Death 28 Apr 1983 (aged 86)
Laguna Beach, Orange County, California, USA
Burial Corona del Mar, Orange County, California, USA
Memorial ID 72170743 · View Source
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Verle Annis was born February 12, 1897 at Alderton, Washington, the son of George Fremont and Mary Elena (Woolery) Annis. He married on March 22, 1959 to Elizabeth Naomi Reed {1905-1985} at Santa Barbara, California.
Verle spent his boyhood years in his native Washington State, where his grandfather, Orson Monroe Annis, had pioneered from New York State and Minnesota in 1854. On April 10, 1917, as a young man of 20, Verle enlisted into the United States Army and was assigned to the 63rd Artillery. His regiment went to France and was being held in reserve at La Courtine, France at the time World War One ended (November 1918).
In 1919 he set his course for education and attended the University of Washington (1919-1922) where he engaged in the study of architecture. He then transferred to the University of Pennsylvania in September 1922, and it was from this institution that he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1924, and his Master Degree in 1926.
His love of teaching secured him an Assistant and Associate Professorship at Oklahoma State University, before accepting a Professorship at the University of Southern California. He retired from that prestigious University as a Professor Emeritus in 1962.
In the course of his research and study of Architecture, Verle wrote, and had published the definitive book, The Architecture of Antiqua, Guatemala 1543-1773, which resulted in an honorary doctorate from the University of San Carlos, Guatemala, a gold Medal and certificate as "Illustrious Citizen of Antigua". His retirement was spent between homes in Antigua, Guatemala and Laguna Beach, CA. Verle's interest in his personal lineage took him on a fifty year research and compilation project that created an accurate genealogical work pertaining to the Annis Family in America. In 1978 he authored the genealogical work, The Annis Genealogy, Charles Annis 1638-1717 of Newbury, Massachusetts and His Descendants. Verle died at Laguna Beach, California in 1983, and on the University of Southern California campus is a fitting monument to a brilliant and dedicated man. The Verle Lincoln Annis Gallery.


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  • Created by: Annis Family Association
  • Added: 28 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72170743
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Verle Lincoln Annis (12 Feb 1897–28 Apr 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72170743, citing Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona del Mar, Orange County, California, USA ; Maintained by Annis Family Association (contributor 47125484) .