August (Gus) Lamke (1894 - 1954)

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August (Merrill) Lamke
1894 - 1954
Born
April 26, 1894
Yankton, SD in Yankton, Pennington County, South Dakota United States 57078
Death
May 16, 1954
Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City, SD, Pennigton County, South Dakota United States
Last Known Residence
Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota USA
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August (Gus) Lamke was born on April 26, 1894 at Yankton, SD, Yankton, South Dakota. He was born into the Merrill family and married into the Lamke family. He died on May 16, 1954 at Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City, SD, South Dakota at 60 years old. We know that August (Gus) Lamke had been residing in Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota USA.
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August (Gus) Lamke
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August (Merrill) Lamke
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Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota USA
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August Lamke was born on at Yankton, SD in Yankton, Pennington County, South Dakota United States 57078
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August Lamke died on at Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City, SD, Pennigton County, South Dakota United States
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August Lamke was born on at Yankton, SD in Yankton, Pennington County, South Dakota United States 57078
August Lamke died on at Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City, SD, Pennigton County, South Dakota United States
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died from lukemia
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at Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota United States
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Wood working/carving, grocery store owner

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US Army, WW I

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August (Gus) Lamke died on May 16, 1954 at Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City, SD, South Dakota at age 60. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City, South Dakota. He was born on April 26, 1894 at Yankton, SD, Yankton, South Dakota. We have no information about August's family or relationships.

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In 1894, in the year that August (Gus) Lamke was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1905, August was merely 11 years old when federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1917, August was 23 years old when the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1948, August was 54 years old when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1954, in the year of August (Gus) Lamke's passing, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

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