Joseph Walter Sabattis

Male23 February 1919–15 June 1986

Brief Life History of Joseph Walter

When Joseph Walter Sabattis was born on 23 February 1919, in Oromocto, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Frank Sabatis, was 49 and his mother, Louise Atwin, was 32. He married Frances Deveau on 21 October 1940, in Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 15 June 1986, in Houlton, Aroostook, Maine, United States, at the age of 67.

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Joseph Walter Sabattis
Frances Deveau
Marriage: 21 October 1940
Mary Louise Sabatis
Veronica Marie Sabatis
Walter James Sabatis
Joanne Elizabeth Sabattis

Sources (7)

  • Walter Sabatis, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"
  • Joseph W Sabatis, "Maine Death Index, 1960-1996"
  • Walter Sabatis in entry for Mrs Joan E Valentine, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 October 1940Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    1920 · Woman's Suffrage Referendum 1920

    Age 1

    The voting ballet from September 13, 1920 included a veto referendum that would give women the right to vote in the presidential elections. The referendum won, with 88,080 votes (74.30%) supporting the change. This resulted in women from Maine being among the first in the country to obtain suffrage.

    1937 · The Neutrality Act

    Age 18

    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    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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