Floyd Henry Brinkman (1925 - 1990)

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Floyd H Brinkman
1925 - 1990
December 28, 1925
Correctionville, Woodbury County, Iowa United States 51016
January 1990
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska United States
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1624 Deer Park Blvd, in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska United States 68108
Floyd Henry Brinkman was born on December 28, 1925 in Correctionville, Iowa United States. He is the child of Henry Brinkman and Ella (Schutte) Brinkman, with siblings Walter, Arlene, and Arlen. He was baptized at St Johns Lutheran, Battle Creek, Iowa United States. According to his family tree, Floyd was father to 8 children. He married Geraldine Rose Monroe, and they had children Teresa Marie, Douglas Floyd, Sheila Rose, Sharon Marie, Carol Ann, Rosella Jo Brinkman-Lee, Floyd Jr, and Bernie Shawn Leroy. Floyd died in January 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska United States at 64 years old.
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1624 Deer Park Blvd, in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska United States 68108
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Floyd Brinkman died in in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska United States
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January 1990
Westlawn cemetary in Omaha, Nebraska, Douglas County, Nebraska United States
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at St Johns Lutheran in Battle Creek, Ida County, Iowa United States 51006


Grain miller union-Kelloggs Corp, Omaha, Ne

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Cross Lutheran Church

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Military serial#: 37772964 Enlisted: August 24, 1944 in Ft Snelling Minnesota Military branch: No Branch Assignment Rank: Private, Selectees (enlisted Men) Terms of enlistment: Enlistment For The Duration Of The War Or Other Emergency, Plus Six Months, Subject To The Discretion Of The President Or Otherwise According To Law

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Rosella Lee commented on Jun 25, 2015
World war 2 Veteran, very strong, intelliegent and hardworking family man.


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Floyd H Brinkman, Dec 28, 1925-January 1990, Preceded in death by Son Bernie, Mother Ella, Father Henry Brinkman Brother Arden, ,Survived by wife Geraldine Rose, 8 children, Grandchildren, Sister Arlene Hardesty, Brother Walter Brinkman(Marie), many friends and extended family. Funeral Cross Lutheran Church and burial at Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetary.
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In 1925, in the year that Floyd Henry Brinkman 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 1951, by the time he was 26 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1965, at the age of 40 years old, Floyd was alive when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1979, he was 54 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1990, in the year of Floyd Henry Brinkman's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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