Alfred J Boland (1917 - 2003)

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Alfred J Boland
1917 - 2003
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August 9, 1917
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March 26, 2003
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Wentzville, Saint Charles County, Missouri 63385
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Alfred J Boland was born on August 9, 1917. He died on March 26, 2003 at age 85. We know that Alfred J Boland had been residing in Wentzville, Saint Charles County, Missouri 63385.
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Alfred J Boland passed away on March 26, 2003 at 85 years old. He was born on August 9, 1917. We are unaware of information about Alfred's family. We know that Alfred J Boland had been residing in Wentzville, Saint Charles County, Missouri 63385.

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In 1917, in the year that Alfred J Boland was born, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1924, Alfred was merely 7 years old when Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1952, Alfred was 35 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1972, when he was 55 years old, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1999, Alfred was 82 years old when the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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