Lewis Gerber

1912–1976 (Age 63)
Granger, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Lewis

When Lewis Gerber was born on 2 August 1912, in Granger, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, John Theophilus Gerber Jr., was 46 and his mother, Frances Leona Harkness, was 36. He married Grace Lang on 8 September 1936, in Washington, Utah, United States. He lived in Star Election Precinct, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 19 June 1976, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Gerber
1912–1976
Grace Lang
1916–2009
Marriage: 8 September 1936

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
8 September 1936
Washington, Utah, United States

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch

Age 4

The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
1929

Age 17

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.

Name Meaning

German, Swiss, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tanner, Middle High German gerwer (from Old High German (ledar) garawo ‘leather preparer’), German Gerber.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Louis Gerbert in household of John T Gerbert, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lewis Gerber, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lewis Gerber in entry for Ruth Goring Gerber, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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