Harold John Hafen

23 August 1920–19 January 2008 (Age 87)
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States

The Life of Harold John

When Harold John Hafen was born on 23 August 1920, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, Arthur Knight Hafen, was 32 and his mother, Orilla Minerva Woods, was 28. He married Colleen May Atkin on 17 August 1944, in Clark, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States in 2006 and Roy, Weber, Utah, United States in 2007. He died on 19 January 2008, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harold John Hafen
1920–2008
Colleen May Atkin
1927–2015
Marriage: 17 August 1944
Sharon Dawn Hafen
1945–2013

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 August 1944
Clark, Nevada, United States
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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1924 · The Egyptian Theater is Constructed

Age 4

"After the Arlington Hotel burnt down in 1923, Harman and Louis Peery devised a plan to build a grand theater like the Grand Opera House but with moving pictures. It was constructed after the manner of other famous theaters that were Egyptian-themed. The first feature played there was a silent film titled, ""Wanderer of the Wasteland"" and was accompanied by the famous pipe organ named, ""The Mighty Wurlitzer"". In 1951 the theater was renovated so that more people would be able to enjoy the films shown there. The theater exists today but only as a community theater and performing arts house."
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

South German: metonymic occupational name for a potter, from Middle High German hafen ‘pot’.

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

Story Highlight

My Own Chance to Say Goodbye to Grandpa

My grandpa, Harold John Hafen died on January 19, 2008. This was one day after I had given birth to my second son. I was lying in a hospital bed when I learned of my grandpa’s passing. I quickly star …

Sources (3)

  • Harold J Hafen in household of Arthur Knight Hafen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Harold J Hafen in household of Arthur Knight Hafen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Harold John Hafen in household of Arthur Knight Hafen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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