Ferd Mayer (1888 - 1969)

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Ferd Mayer
1888 - 1969
updated February 06, 2019
Ferd Mayer was born on January 8, 1888. Ferd died in July 1969 at 81 years of age. We know that Ferd Mayer had been residing in Austin, Travis County, Texas 78704.


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Ferd Mayer passed away in July 1969 at age 81. Ferd was born on January 8, 1888. We have no information about Ferd's family. We know that Ferd Mayer had been residing in Austin, Travis County, Texas 78704.
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In 1888, in the year that Ferd Mayer was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1891, by the time this person was merely 3 years old, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1938, this person was 50 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1949, by the time this person was 61 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1969, in the year of Ferd Mayer's passing, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

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Aug 24, 1925 - Oct 15, 2003
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Fannie Mayer
Sep 28, 1903 - August 1980
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Henry C Mayer
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Rose Mayer
Nov 9, 1887 - March 1975
Dallas, Texas
Herbert Mayer
Jun 11, 1901 - February 1987
Holland, Texas
Christine Mayer
Feb 16, 1898 - March 1976
San Antonio, Texas
Darrel M Mayer
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Kermit, TX
Bertha L Mayer
Jun 9, 1904 - Oct 20, 1987
Seattle, WA
Mary Mayer
Jul 2, 1883 - December 1967
Victoria, Texas
Bertha Mayer
Mar 21, 1896 - December 1975
San Antonio, Texas
Stephen Mayer
Mar 30, 1949 - Sep 28, 2005
San Antonio, TX
Anna Mayer
Feb 20, 1892 - February 1978
McAllen, Texas
Bernard Mayer
Oct 19, 1883 - March 1965
Mary A Mayer
Aug 18, 1903 - Apr 26, 1992
Herman Mayer
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Frank Mayer
Dec 10, 1906 - December 1968
William Mayer
Jun 28, 1906 - January 1983
Austin, Texas
Amanda Mayer
Oct 27, 1891 - June 1986
El Paso, Texas

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