John William Fitzgerald

Brief Life History of John William

When John William Fitzgerald was born on 30 July 1907, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, William Comodore Fitzgerald, was 29 and his mother, Ethel Edna Enniss, was 31. He married Mary Elsie Barr on 12 August 1937, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Election Precinct 8, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Supervisorial District 1, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1944. He died on 23 October 1998, in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Draper City Cemetery, Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John William Fitzgerald
Mary Elsie Barr
Marriage: 12 August 1937

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  • John William Fitzgerald in household of William Commodore Fitzgerald, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • John William Fitzgerald, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • John William Fitzgerald, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

1908 · Utah's First National Monument

Natural Bridges National Monument was designated a National Monument in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt. It is Utah’s first National Monument but didn’t get many visitors until after the uranium boom of the 1950s. Today the Monument and its park became the first International Dark Sky Park certified by the International Dark-Sky Association.


The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Eamon, Liam, Aidan, Bridgid, Caitlin, Donal, Fitz, Fitzgerald, Ciaran, Colum, Dermot.

Irish: from Anglo-Norman French fi(t)z ‘son’ (see Fitz ) + the personal name Gerald (see Gerald ), ‘son of Gerald’. This is a very common Anglo-Norman name in Ireland, where it has been Gaelicized as Mac Gearailt. Irish bearers of the name claim descent from Gerald Fitzwalter de Windsor, constable of Pembroke Castle in the early 12th century, whose grandson Raymond (or Redmond) ‘le Gros’ FitzGerald (died after 1185) led the invasion of Ireland on behalf of Strongbow in 1170. A branch of the family held the title Knight of Glin from at least 1299–2011.

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

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