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 Arthur John Sprenzel Sr. and Edna (Knack) Sprenzel, 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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Art Jr.
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Arthur Sprenzel was born on in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois United States
Arthur Sprenzel died on in United States
Arthur Sprenzel was born on in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois United States
Arthur Sprenzel died on in United States
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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Oct 14, 1904 - Jan 29, 1980
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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, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1930, when he was just 5 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1936, when he was just 11 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1945, in the year of Arthur Francis Sprenzel Jr.'s passing, on April 12th, Harry S. Truman sworn in as President of the United States at 7p in Washington, D.C. His first term lasted 3 years and 283 days - then he ran for re-election.

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