Joseph Thomas DiPerno

Brief Life History of Joseph Thomas

When Joseph Thomas DiPerno was born on 12 August 1928, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States, his father, Gaetano DiPerno, was 29 and his mother, Grazia Deblasi, was 29. He married Clara Mae Chadwick on 30 July 1960, in Storey, Nevada, United States. He lived in Vallejo Township, Sonoma, California, United States in 1930. He died on 2 April 2007, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States.

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Joseph Thomas DiPerno
1928–2007
Clara Mae Chadwick
1931–2011
Marriage: 30 July 1960

Sources (10)

  • Giuseppi Diperno in household of Gaetano Diperno, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph Diperno, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"
  • Joseph Thomas Diperno, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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World Events (8)

1929

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

1949 · NATO is Established

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

form of the biblical Hebrew name Yosef, meaning ‘(God) shall add (another son)’. This was borne by the favourite son of Jacob, whose brothers became jealous of him and sold him into slavery (Genesis 37). He was taken to Egypt, where he rose to become chief steward to Pharaoh, and was eventually reconciled to his brothers when they came to buy corn during a seven-year famine (Genesis 43–7). In the New Testament Joseph is the name of the husband of the Virgin Mary. It is also borne by a rich Jew, Joseph of Arimathea (Matthew 27:57; Mark 15:43; Luke 23:50; John 19:38), who took Jesus down from the Cross, wrapped him in a shroud, and buried him in a rock tomb. According to medieval legend, Joseph of Arimathea brought the Holy Grail to Britain. The name was uncommon in Britain in the Middle Ages but was revived in the mid 16th century and had become popular by the 1630s, remaining so ever since.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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