David LaVern Gittens

Male 1907 - 1969  (62 years)


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  • Name David LaVern Gittens  [1, 2
    Born 16 Aug 1907  Collinston, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1940  Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • United States Federal, Name:Vern Gittens
      Titles and Terms:
      Event Type:Census
      Event Date:1940
      Event Place:Smithfield, Smithfield Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States
      Gender:Male
      Age:32
      Marital Status:Married
      Race (Original):White
      Race:White
      Relationship to Head of Household (Original):Head
      Relationship to Head of Household:Head
      Birthplace:Utah
      Birth Year (Estimated):1908
      Last Place of Residence:Same Place
      District:3-51
      Family Number:15
      Sheet Number and Letter:1B
      Line Number:55
      Affiliate Publication Number:T627
      Affiliate Film Number:4210
      Digital Folder Number:005459983
      Image Number:00746
      HouseholdGenderAgeBirthplace
      HeadVern GittensM32Utah
      WifeEuphema GittensF35Utah
      DaughterConnie Lou GittensF13Utah
      Citing this Record:
      "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VTW1-4PS : accessed 24 Aug 2013), Vern Gittens, 1940.
    Occupation 1940  Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Labourer, He was a labourer, W.P.A.
      The Works Progress Administration (renamed in 1939 as the Work Projects Administration; WPA) was the largest and most ambitious New Deal agency, employing millions of unemployed people (mostly unskilled men) to carry out public works projects,[1] including the construction of public buildings and roads. In much smaller but more famous projects the WPA employed musicians, artists, writers, actors and directors in large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects.[1]
      Almost every community in the United States had a new park, bridge or school constructed by the agency. The WPA's initial appropriation in 1935 was for $4.9 billion (about 6.7 percent of the 1935 GDP), and in total it spent $13.4 billion.[2]
      At its peak in 1938, it provided paid jobs for three million unemployed men and women, as well as youth in a separate division, the National Youth Administration. Headed by Harry Hopkins, the WPA provided jobs and income to the unemployed during the Great Depression in the United States. Between 1935 and 1943, the WPA provided almost eight million jobs.[3] Full employment, which emerged as a national goal around 1944, was not the WPA goal. It tried to provide one paid job for all families in which the breadwinner suffered long-term unemployment.[4]
      The WPA was a national program that operated its own projects in cooperation with state and local governments, which provided 10%-30% of the costs. WPA sometimes took over state and local relief programs that had originated in the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) or Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) programs.[5]
      Liquidated on June 30, 1943, as a result of low unemployment due to the worker shortage of World War II, the WPA provided millions of Americans with jobs for 8 years.[6] Most people who needed a job were eligible for at least some of its positions.[7] Hourly wages were typically set to the prevailing wages in each area.[8] But, workers could not be paid for more than 30 hours a week. Before 1940, to meet the objections of the labor unions, the programs provided very little training to teach new skills to workers.
      link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Works_Progress_Administration
    Buried Nov 1969  Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Plot: A_116_16, Smithfield City Cemetery
      Smithfield, Utah United States, Smithfield City Cemetery, Smithfield, Utah, United States
    Died 29 Nov 1969  Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I3362  Gittens Clusters
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2015 

    Father David Gittens,   b. 8 Jan 1882, Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1950, Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Martha Ellen Richards,   b. 7 Mar 1885, Collinston, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1922, Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1903  Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F731  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Euphemia Hancey,   b. 13 Sep 1904, Hyde Park, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1995, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 16 May 1923  Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Baby Gittens,   b. 18 May 1923, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1923, Logan Township, Clinton, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Connie Lou Gittens,   b. 19 Apr 1927, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 2013, Wickenburg, Maricopa, Arizona. United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F732  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Aug 1907 - Collinston, Box Elder, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 May 1923 - Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1940 - Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Nov 1969 - Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Nov 1969 - Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1969] 1940 United States Federal Census, ("United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org).

    2. [S1970] Find a Grave, digital images, (www.findagrave.com: n.d.).

    3. [S1971] Find a Grave, digital images, (www.findagrave.com: n.d.).

    4. [S1973] David LaVern Gittens.

    5. [S2765] Find a Grave, digital images, (www.findagrave.com: n.d.).

    6. [S2766] Find a Grave, digital images, (www.findagrave.com: n.d.).


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