Joe Herbert Gabbitas

12 November 1935–6 August 2013 (Age 77)
Springville, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Joe Herbert

When Joe Herbert Gabbitas was born on 12 November 1935, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Frank Herbert Gabbitas, was 22 and his mother, Margaret Blanche Chapple, was 20. He died on 6 August 2013, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in East Lawn Memorial Hills, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Frank Herbert Gabbitas
Margaret Blanche Chapple
Frank Rex Gabbitas
Joe Herbert Gabbitas
Peggy Gabbitas

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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act
Age 2
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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1944 · Contractors Flock to Springville
Age 9
Growth of the area following the Great Depression required the work and planning of government and contractors to expand the city and construct roads and freeways. In 1944, the city of Springville had more contractors listed than any other city of its size in the nation.
1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act
Age 21
With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

Name Meaning

English (Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire): perhaps a nickname for a joker or trickster, from an unrecorded Middle English word gabitous meaning ‘full of jokes, tricks, or mockery’, based on Old French gabet ‘ruse, guile, trickery’. Compare Old French gaber ‘to joke or boast’, also ‘to make fun of’, and Middle English gabbe ‘trickery, idle talk’.

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

Sources (10)

  • Joe Herbert Gabbitas, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Joe Herbert Gabbitas in household of Frank Herbert Gabbitas, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Joe Gabbitas in entry for Peggy Gabbitas Wiscombe, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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