John Calvin Giddings

26 September 1930–24 October 1996 (Age 66)
Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of John Calvin

When John Calvin Giddings was born on 26 September 1930, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Luther Edwin Giddings, was 43 and his mother, Berneice Crandall, was 37. He lived in Utah, United States in 1935 and American Fork Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 24 October 1996, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Luther Edwin Giddings
1887–1965
Berneice Crandall
1893–1985
Ruth Giddings
1915–2005
Crandall Bland Giddings
1915–2012
Lee Chipman Giddings
1917–1930
Irene Giddings
1917–2015
John Calvin Giddings
1930–1996

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World Events (8)

1931

Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Age 1

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, the 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

Age 18

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: habitational name from a group of villages near Huntingdon, called Great, Little, and Steeple Gidding, named from Old English Gyddingas ‘people of Gydda’, a personal name of uncertain origin.

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

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Story Highlight

Dad was a teacher.

It has been said that dad moved to American Fork to see if it was true that Mormons had horns. In reality he moved to Utah because there was an opening for a high school teacher in American Fork high …

Sources (3)

  • John Calvin Giddings in household of Luther Giddings, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • John Calvin Giddings in household of Luthur E Giddings, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • John Calvin Giddings in household of Luthur E Giddings, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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