Nye Cyril "Shorty" Habert

16 February 1904–22 December 1983 (Age 79)
Spalding, Menominee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Nye Cyril "Shorty"

When Nye Cyril "Shorty" Habert was born on 16 February 1904, in Spalding, Menominee, Michigan, United States, his father, Paul Mitchell Habert Jr., was 49 and his mother, Celicia Constance “Celia” Collett, was 39. He married Della Frances Shier on 5 October 1929, in Hoquiam, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Salinas, Monterey, California, United States in 1935 and Judicial Township 3, Imperial, California, United States in 1940. He died on 22 December 1983, in Madera, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Madera, Madera, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nye Cyril "Shorty" Habert
Della Frances Shier
Marriage: 5 October 1929
Roberta Pauline "Bebe" Habert

Spouse and Children

5 October 1929
Hoquiam, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Paul Mitchell Habert Jr.


    Celicia Constance “Celia” Collett




    Edward Paul Habert


    Samuel Habert


    Rose R. Habert


    William Habert


    Blanche Mathilda Habert


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 2

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: of uncertain origin. One suggestion is that it is an occupational name for a soldier who used a halberd (see 2); another is that it may be from a Scandinavian personal name.2 French: metonymic occupational name for a maker of halberds and similar weapons, from Old French hallebarte ‘halberd’ (ultimately from Middle High German helmbarde, from helm ‘handle’ + barde ‘hatchet’).

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

Sources (3)

  • Nye Habert in household of Paul Habert, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nye C Habert, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nye C Habert, "United States Census, 1940"

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