Nicholas Tavolette

Male31 March 1924–24 October 2000

Brief Life History of Nicholas

When Nicholas Tavolette was born on 31 March 1924, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, Donato Tavoletta, was 31 and his mother, Elisabetta Ferrara, was 22. He lived in Hamtramck, Hamtramck Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 October 2000, in Rio Rancho, Sandoval, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States.

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Family Time Line

Donato Tavoletta
1892–1980
Elisabetta Ferrara
1901–1960
Nicholas Tavolette
1924–2000
Theresa E Tavolette
1928–1998

Sources (5)

  • Nick Tavolette, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nicholas Tavolette, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Nicholas Tavolette, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (2)

World Events (8)

1927

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1928 · The Detroit Zoo

Age 4

"The Detroit Zoological Society was founded in 1911, but the zoo didn't officially open until August 1, 1928. At the opening ceremony, Mayor John C. Nagel was to speak to the gathered crowd. Arriving late, Nagel parked his car behind the bear dens and as he came rushing around the front. A polar bear leaped from the moat in the den and stood directly in front of Nagel. Unaware how precarious his situation was, Nagel stuck out his hand and walked toward the polar bear joking, """"He's the reception committee. The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America with cage-less exhibits and the first zoo to no longer keep elephants because of the harsh winters causing psychological stress on them."

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

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

form of the post-classical Greek personal name Nikolaos, derived from nikē ‘victory’ + laos ‘people’. The spelling with -ch- first occurred as early as the 12th century, and became firmly established at the time of the Reformation, although Nicolas is still occasionally found. St Nicholas was a 4th-century bishop of Myra in Lycia, about whom virtually nothing factual is known, although a vast body of legend grew up around him, and he became the patron saint of Greece and of Russia, as well as of children, sailors, merchants, and pawnbrokers. His feast day is 6 December , and among the many roles which legend has assigned to him is that of bringer of Christmas presents, in the guise of ‘Santa Claus’ (an alteration of the Dutch form of his name, Sinterklaas).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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