Robert Philip Dever

Brief Life History of Robert Philip

When Robert Philip Dever was born on 27 February 1925, in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Frank Dever, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Evelyn Johnston, was 22. He lived in Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1987. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 3 March 2000, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Robert Philip Dever
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  • Robert P Dever, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Robert P Dever, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Robert P Dever, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

World Events (8)


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13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

1945 · Peace in a Post War World

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.

Name Meaning

Irish (Mayo, Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhidhir (see Dwyer ). Compare Devere and Diver .

Flemish: nickname from ever ‘wild boar’, formed with the Dutch definite article de ‘the’.

Walloon and in some cases possibly also French: habitational name, with fused preposition de ‘from’, denoting someone from any of several places in Belgium (Wallonia) and in France (for example in Manche and Oise) named Ver, from the Gaulish element ver(n) ‘alder’.

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

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