Floyd Joe Messenger Sr (1922 - 1999)

Floyd Joe Messenger
1922 - 1999
updated September 16, 2020
Floyd Joe Messenger Sr, father to 4 children, was born in 1922. Floyd's partner was Wilma Pruette, and they gave birth to Floyd Joe Messenger, Wanda Wilson, Ace Messenger, and Lee Messenger. He died in 1999 in Pahrump, Nevada at 77 years old.
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Floyd Joe Messenger Sr, father to 4 children, died in 1999 in Pahrump, Nevada at age 77. He was born in 1922. Floyd's partner was Wilma Pruette, and they gave birth to Floyd Joe Messenger, Wanda Wilson, Ace Messenger, and Lee Messenger.
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In 1922, in the year that Floyd Joe Messenger Sr was born, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1935, at the age of just 13 years old, Floyd was alive when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1956, he was 34 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1980, Floyd was 58 years old when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1995, at the age of 73 years old, Floyd was alive when on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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