Emil Eugene "Gene" Hibbeln

31 January 1932–3 December 2009 (Age 77)
Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States

The Life of Emil Eugene "Gene"

When Emil Eugene "Gene" Hibbeln was born on 31 January 1932, in Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States, his father, Lawerence Theodore Hibbeln, was 28 and his mother, Thelma Irene Goffinett, was 28. He married Alta Faye Rose on 30 August 1953, in Alameda, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Clearwater, Idaho, United States in 1935 and Union Election Precinct 1, Union, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 3 December 2009, in Burney, Shasta, California, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Redding Cemetery, Redding, Shasta, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emil Eugene "Gene" Hibbeln
1932–2009
Alta Faye Rose
1935–1995
Marriage: 30 August 1953
Michael Dean Hibbeln
1957–2017

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 August 1953
Alameda, California, United States
children

(1)

    Michael Dean Hibbeln

    Male1957–2017Male

Parents and Siblings

    Lawerence Theodore Hibbeln

    Male1903–1958Male

    Thelma Irene Goffinett

    Female1903–1935Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 2

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

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.
1953 · Grizzly Bear Becomes State Animal

Age 21

The California grizzly bear became designated as the state animal in 1953.

Name Meaning

German (Frisian) and Dutch: from Hibbo, a pet form of the Germanic personal name Hildibrand, composed of the elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + brand ‘fire’, ‘sword’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emitgene Hibbeln in household of Lawrence T Hibbeln, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gene Hibbeln, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Gene Hibbeln, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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