Roy Erwin Babbel

4 May 1913–7 March 2005 (Age 91)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Roy Erwin

When Roy Erwin Babbel was born on 4 May 1913, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Frederick August Babbel, was 23 and his mother, Lena Lamprecht, was 19. He married Rhoda Mae Welker on 22 March 1939, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 7 March 2005, in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States.

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Roy Erwin Babbel
Rhoda Mae Welker
Marriage: 22 March 1939
David Welker Babbel
Becky Kay Babbel

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 March 1939Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 3
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch
    Age 3
    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.
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 24
    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Eberhard, Gerda, Klaus, Otto.Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German or Polish Babel ‘Babylon’ (which was named with the Assyrian elements bāb ‘gate’ + ilu ‘god’). The Jewish people were held in captivity in Babylon from 597 to about 538 BC , and the name was sometimes adopted with reference to being an oppressed minority in a foreign culture.German: from a variant of the personal name Babo, a name developed from baby talk, also a pet form of Paul .

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

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    Story Highlight


    "Do you pray? How many people if asked that question could answer in the affirmative? A count would probably reveal that the vast majority of us just aren't praying anymore. To us moderns, with our sc …

    Sources (30)

    • Babbel, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Roy Erwin Babble in household of Fredrick A. Babble, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Roy Erwin Babbel, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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