Douglas Calvert Despain

27 August 1912–25 March 1997 (Age 84)
Granite, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Douglas Calvert

When Douglas Calvert Despain was born on 27 August 1912, in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Douglas Clawson Despain, was 26 and his mother, Eleanora Davis, was 19. He married Gayle Andersen on 25 June 1938, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Election Precinct 7, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 25 March 1997, in San Marcos, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Douglas Calvert Despain
Gayle Andersen
Marriage: 25 June 1938
Dee Clint Despain Perkins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 June 1938Salt 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.
    1935 · The FBI is Established
    Age 23
    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of French Despaigne: from Old French d'Espaigne ‘from Spain’, used as an ethnic name for a Spaniard or as a nickname for someone who had some connections with Spain. This surname was brought to North America in the 18th century from England by descendant(s) of French immigrant(s). Today it is virtually non-existing in Britain and the surname Despaigne is very rare in France (it is found mainly in Loire-Atlantique).

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

    Sources (41)

    • Despain, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Douglas C Despain in household of Douglas Clawson Despain, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Douglas Calvert Despain, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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