Frank Meeks (1905 - 1948)

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Earl Festal Meeks

Earl Festal Meeks

Earl Festal & Lady Mae Meeks

Earl Festal & Lady Mae Meeks

Earl Festal & Eula Maye Meeks

Earl Festal & Eula Maye Meeks

Genia Jones

Genia Jones

David G Meeks

David G Meeks

Danielle Angelique Meeks

Danielle Angelique Meeks

Danielle Angelique Meeks

Danielle Angelique Meeks

War & Addie Dunn family

War & Addie Dunn family

Katie Katheryn (Dunn) Meeks Whitaker

Katie Katheryn (Dunn) Meeks Whitaker

Adeline (Carlew) Dunn family

Adeline (Carlew) Dunn family

Alicia N. (Meeks) Mcdonnold

Alicia N. (Meeks) Mcdonnold

Nellie Wolfcale & Buckeye School 1915

Nellie Wolfcale & Buckeye School 1915

Camptonville, Yuba, California

Camptonville, Yuba, California

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Turner T. Meeks Earl Festal Meeks Earl Festal & Lady Mae Meeks Earl Festal & Eula Maye Meeks

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1905 - In the year that Frank Meeks was born, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

1926 - He was 21 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

1934 - Frank was 29 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

1946 - He was 41 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

1948 - In the year of Frank Meeks's passing, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

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Frank Meeks died in April 1948 at 42 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on November 30, 1905. We are unaware of information about Frank's immediate family.

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