Michael Gubler Orton

Brief Life History of Michael Gubler

When Michael Gubler Orton was born on 21 July 1941, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, Rulon D Orton, was 25 and his mother, LaPrele Gubler, was 21. He died on 30 December 1942, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 1, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Rulon D Orton
LaPrele Gubler
Michael Gubler Orton
Grant G Orton
Stewart G Orton

Sources (8)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Michael Gubler Orton - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Michael Gubler Orton
  • Michael Gubler Orton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Michael in entry for Grant G Orton, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

World Events (2)

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

1942 · The Topaz War Relocation Center

The Topaz War Relocation Center, also known as the Central The Topaz War Relocation Center was an internment camp which housed Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans as a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 in February 1942, ordering people of Japanese ancestry to be incarcerated in relocation centers, like Topaz, during World War II. The camp was opened in September 1942 and closed in October 1945. In 1983, Jane Beckworth founded the Topaz Museum Board, and in 2014, a museum was erected in Delta showcasing artworks created at Topaz. The museum became a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 2007.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Orton in Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, and Westmorland. All those in England share a second element from Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’, but the first element in each case is more difficult to determine. Examples in Cambridgeshire and Warwickshire are on the banks of rivers, so these are probably derived from Old English ōfer ‘riverbank’; in other cases it is impossible to distinguish between ofer ‘ridge’ and ufera ‘upper’. Orton in Westmorland is probably formed with the Old Norse byname Orri ‘black-cock’ (the male black grouse). Orton near Fochabers, Scotland, is of uncertain etymology.

Americanized form of Norwegian Årtun: habitational name from the farm name Årtun, found in six places, e.g. in the province of Rogaland, a compound of the genitive case singular of Old Norse á ‘small river’ and tún ‘farm yard (surrounded by buildings)’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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