Carl William Petit

30 July 1925–16 March 1994 (Age 68)
Virgil, Kane, Illinois, United States

The Life of Carl William

When Carl William Petit was born on 30 July 1925, in Virgil, Kane, Illinois, United States, his father, Michael John Petit, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Katherine Feltes, was 37. He married Jean Marie Sauber on 26 November 1953. He lived in Elburn, Kane, Illinois, United States in 1996. He died on 16 March 1994, in Virgil, Kane, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Virgil, Kane, Illinois, United States.

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Carl William Petit
Jean Marie Sauber
Marriage: 26 November 1953

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26 November 1953
Virgil, IL

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · Buckingham Fountain constructed

Age 2

Named after Clarence Buckingham, the Buckingham Fountain is one of the largest fountains in the world. The fountain was inspired by the Latona Fountain at the Palace of Versailles.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 19

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

French, Catalan, and English (mainly Leicestershire): from Old French or Catalan petit ‘small’, hence a nickname for a small person (or an ironic nickname for a big man), or for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name. This name was common among Catalan Jews. It is also established in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Carl W Petet in household of Michael J Petet, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Carl Petit in household of Michael Petit, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Carl Petit in entry for Rev Clement P Petit, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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