Edward Fay Halbert

6 October 1883–2 December 1963 (Age 80)
Porterville, Tulare, California, United States

The Life of Edward Fay

When Edward Fay Halbert was born on 6 October 1883, in Porterville, Tulare, California, United States, his father, Edward Duffield Halbert, was 36 and his mother, Martha Ellen Rhodes, was 19. He married Grace Gertrude Ripley on 18 October 1909, in Alameda, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 2 December 1963, at the age of 80, and was buried in Tulare, Tulare, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Fay Halbert
Grace Gertrude Ripley
Marriage: 18 October 1909
Gertrude Fay Halbert
Edward Sherrill Halbert

Spouse and Children

18 October 1909
Alameda, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Edward Duffield Halbert


    Martha Ellen Rhodes




World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 8

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Age 21

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: of uncertain origin. One suggestion is that it is an occupational name for a soldier who used a halberd (see 2); another is that it may be from a Scandinavian personal name.2 French: metonymic occupational name for a maker of halberds and similar weapons, from Old French hallebarte ‘halberd’ (ultimately from Middle High German helmbarde, from helm ‘handle’ + barde ‘hatchet’).

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

Sources (3)

  • Eward F Halbert, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edward F Halbert, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edward F Halbert, "United States Census, 1920"

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