Joseph Roy Gaither

9 February 1944–14 July 2012 (Age 68)
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Joseph Roy

When Joseph Roy Gaither was born on 9 February 1944, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Roy Lee Gaither, was 25 and his mother, Cleoma Stephens, was 23. He married Marilyn Jane Probasco on 12 August 1961. He lived in Sparks, Washoe, Nevada, United States in 2006. He died on 14 July 2012, at the age of 68.

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Joseph Roy Gaither
Marilyn Jane Probasco
Marriage: 12 August 1961

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12 August 1961

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World Events (8)

1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 1

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.
1952 · Uranium in Moab

Age 8

Uranium mining in Utah has a history going back more than 100 years but, it started as a byproduct of vanadium mining. With the development of Nuclear Weapons, Utah saw a uranium boom in the late 1940s and early 1950s, but uranium mining declined near the end of the Cold War. Currently Uranium is still being mined but just a small amount for power plants and for research.
1962 · The Cuban Missile Crisis

Age 18

The Cuban Missile Crisis was a 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union because of Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba. This confrontation was the closest that the Cold War became a nuclear war.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English gaytere ‘goatherd’, an agent derivative of Middle English gayte ‘goat’ (a northern spelling of Old English gāt, or from the related Old Norse word geit).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Ray Gaither in household of Roy Lee Gaither, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Joseph Roy Gaither in entry for Roy Lee Gaither Filer, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Joseph Roy Gaither in entry for Cleoma Stephens Gaither, "Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013"

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