William Heber Passey

8 February 1918–21 January 1994 (Age 75)
Magrath, Cardston, Alberta, Canada

The Life of William Heber

When William Heber Passey was born on 8 February 1918, in Magrath, Cardston, Alberta, Canada, his father, Acel Toomer Passey, was 27 and his mother, Genevieve Katherine "Katie" Harrison, was 24. He married Jean Wyman on 26 April 1938. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in San Luis Obispo, California, United States in 1952 and McGrath, Bonnechere Valley, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada in 1960. He died on 21 January 1994, in Salinas, Monterey, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Seaside, Monterey, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Heber Passey
1918–1994
Jean Wyman
1918–1991
Marriage: 26 April 1938
Patricia Diane Passey
1945–2006

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 April 1938
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 16

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1941

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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

Story Highlight

Served in Army

Served in the US Army and was in the Korean War. Great guy. Delightful sense of humor. Very social.

Sources (3)

  • Wm Heber Passey in household of Asell Passey, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • William Reber Passey, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • William Heber Passey in household of Asell Passey, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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