Don Waldemar Hall

Brief Life History of Don Waldemar

When Don Waldemar Hall was born on 13 April 1928, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Gösta Waldemar Hall, was 29 and his mother, Lydia Emma Fisher, was 24. He married Hanna Helen Markko on 15 October 1960, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He lived in East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 1, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 5 years. He died on 20 January 2003, in Des Plaines, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 74.

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Don Waldemar Hall
1928–2003
Hanna Helen Markko
1932–2016
Marriage: 15 October 1960

Sources (9)

  • Don W Hall, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Don Waldemar Hall, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"
  • Don W Hall, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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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.

1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.

1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Irish, German, Norwegian, and Danish: from Middle English hall (Old English heall), Middle High German halle, Old Norse hǫll all meaning ‘hall’ (a spacious residence), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a hall or an occupational name for a servant employed at a hall. In some cases it may be a habitational name from any of the places called with this word, which in some parts of Germany and Austria in the Middle Ages also denoted a salt mine. Hall is one of the commonest and most widely distributed of English surnames, bearing witness to the importance of the hall as a feature of the medieval village. The English surname has been established in Ireland since the 14th century, and, according to MacLysaght, has become numerous in Ulster since the 17th century.

Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from hall ‘hall’ (a spacious residence), or a habitational name from a placename containing the element hall ‘rock’ (from Old Norse hallr).

Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 何 and 賀, see He 1 and 2.

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

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