Arthur Francis Sprenzel Jr. (1925 - 1945)

Arthur Francis Sprenzel
1925 - 1945
updated May 08, 2020
Arthur Francis Sprenzel Jr. was born on August 1, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois. He was born to Edna (Knack) Sprenzel and Arthur John Sprenzel Sr., with sibling Robert. He died on April 12, 1945 in at 19 years of age.
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Arthur Francis Sprenzel Jr.
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Arthur
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Francis
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Sprenzel
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Jr.
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Art Jr.
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Arthur Sprenzel was born on in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois United States
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Arthur Sprenzel died on in United States
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Arthur Sprenzel was born on in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois United States
Arthur Sprenzel died on in United States
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Death
Seaman 1c, USNR, age 20, killed in action. Died of wounds received off of Okinawa island Pacific from Japanese suicide plane.
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at Saint Joseph Cemetery, 3100 North Thatcher Avenue, in River Grove, Cook County, Illinois United States
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Served in U.S. Navy during World War II aboard destroyer U.S.S. Purdy (DD-734).

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1908 - Unknown
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Oct 14, 1904 - Jan 29, 1980

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Dec 12, 1928 - Unknown

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Per abstract of obituary on Find-A-Grave memorial 130575500, a memorial service was held on August 30, 1945 at "St. Francis Xavier church, Francisco and Nelson Streets". Arthur Sprenzel's body was brought home after the war and buried on April 19, 1949 at Saint Joseph Cemetery, in River Grove, Illinois.

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In 1925, in the year that Arthur Francis Sprenzel Jr. was born, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1930, he was just 5 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1938, by the time he was just 13 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1945, in the year of Arthur Francis Sprenzel Jr.'s passing, on April 12th, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia. At 1p, he was sitting for a portrait when he complained that he had a "terrific pain" in the back of his head and collapsed. A doctor was summoned and the doctor gave him a shot of adrenaline into his heart. It didn't help and he was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. A slow moving train took him back to Washington D.C. while thousands of mourners lined the tracks. He was buried at his home in Hyde Park, New York.

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