Francis A Purtill (1915 - 1967)

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Golden Gate National Cemetery
Section D Site 170-A,
1300 Sneath Lane, San Bruno, Ca

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Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: SGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1915 - In the year that Francis A Purtill was born, the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

1918 - By the time he was just 3 years old, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

1929 - He was just 14 years old when the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

1963 - At the age of 48 years old, Francis was alive when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

1967 - In the year of Francis A Purtill's passing, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

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Francis A Purtill died on April 4, 1967 at 52 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Francis. He was buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery Section D Site 170-A, San Bruno, Ca. He was born on March 6, 1915. We have no information about Francis's family.

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