Howard William Barben

25 September 1912–16 October 2008 (Age 96)
Park City, Summit, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Howard William

When Howard William Barben was born on 25 September 1912, in Park City, Summit, Utah, United States, his father, William Jacob Barben, was 30 and his mother, Ruth Hazel Scott, was 20. He married Laverne Nielson on 10 May 1939, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Jordan, Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1950. He died on 16 October 2008, in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in West Jordan City Cemetery, West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Howard William Barben
Laverne Nielson
Marriage: 10 May 1939
Janeal Barben
Janice Barben
Carol Barben
Colleen Barben

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 May 1939Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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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.
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 25
    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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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: French Micheline.Swiss French: variant of Barbin .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Howard William Barben

    He was a super sweet man who donated a lot of money to education funds such as BYU. I remember his cute smile and his genuine care he showed for each of us. I also remember how much my grandma loved h …

    Sources (63)

    • Howard Wm Barben, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Howard H. Barben in household of William Barben, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Howard William Barben, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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