Douglas Marvin Isaac

6 February 1928–21 January 1930 (Age 1)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Douglas Marvin

When Douglas Marvin Isaac was born on 6 February 1928, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, John Nils Isaac, was 41 and his mother, Winnifred Wagstaff, was 35. He died on 21 January 1930, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 1, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Nils Isaac
Winnifred Wagstaff
Margaret Rachel Isaac
Phillip John Isaac
Wanda Jacketta Isaac
Bettie Maxine Isaac
Douglas Marvin Isaac

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World Events (2)


Age 1

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.
1929 · Arches National Park

Age 1

Arches National Park was designated as a national monument on April 12, 1929 and was re-designated as a national park later that year.

Name Meaning

Jewish, English, Welsh, French, etc.: from the Biblical Hebrew personal name yishāq ‘he laughs’. This was the name of the son of Abraham (Genesis 21:3) by his wife Sarah. The traditional explanation of the name is that Abraham and Sarah laughed with joy at the birth of a son to them in their old age, but a more plausible explanation is that the name originally meant ‘may God laugh’, i.e. ‘smile on him’. Like Abraham , this name has always been immensely popular among Jews, but was also widely used in medieval Europe among Christians. Hence it is the surname of many gentile families as well as Jews. In England and Wales it was one of the Old Testament names that were particularly popular among Nonconformists in the 17th–19th centuries, which accounts for its frequency as a Welsh surname. (Welsh surnames were generally formed much later than English ones.) In eastern Europe the personal name in its various vernacular forms was popular in Orthodox (Russian, Ukrainian, and Bulgarian), Catholic (Polish), and Protestant (Czech) Churches. It was borne by a 5th-century father of the Armenian Church and by a Spanish saint martyred by the Moorish rulers of Cordoba in ad 851 on account of his polemics against Islam. In this spelling, the American family name has also absorbed cognates from other European languages, e.g. German Isaak , Dutch Izaac, etc. (for the forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ). It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Douglas M Isaac, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"
  • Douglas in entry for Wanda I Fletcher, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Douglas Marvin Isaac, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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