Edwin James Wisser (1890 - 1964)

Edwin James Wisser
1890 - 1964
updated February 06, 2019
Edwin James Wisser was born on November 25, 1890. He died in March 1964 at 73 years old. We know that Edwin James Wisser had been residing in Pennsylvania.
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Edwin James Wisser passed away in March 1964 at 73 years old. He was born on November 25, 1890. There is no information about Edwin's family. We know that Edwin James Wisser had been residing in Pennsylvania.
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In 1890, in the year that Edwin James Wisser was born, on June 1st, the U.S. Census Bureau started tabulating census returns with punch cards. Herman Hollerith's "tabulating machine" used punch cards to more quickly compute census information, taking the time to get census results from 8 years in 1880 to 6 years for the 1890 census. Hollerith's company eventually became IBM.

In 1918, at the age of 28 years old, Edwin was alive when in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

In 1920, he was 30 years old when speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1930, when he was 40 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 1964, in the year of Edwin James Wisser's passing, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

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Oct 6, 1913 - Jan 14, 1991
Jun 29, 1923 - Feb 23, 2001
Jan 7, 1892 - October 1974
Mar 20, 1928 - Apr 7, 2007
Mar 13, 1908 - May 10, 1998
May 26, 1909 - January 1987
Nov 25, 1886 - March 1974
Mar 19, 1891 - June 1972
Jul 16, 1898 - February 1971
Oct 12, 1896 - June 1984
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Nov 11, 1909 - Feb 4, 2002
May 25, 1891 - April 1978
Apr 10, 1906 - June 1984
Nov 11, 1918 - Nov 5, 1996
Nov 21, 1880 - January 1963

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