Frank Wolfe (1897 - 1978)

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Frank Wolfe
1897 - 1978
Born
April 15, 1897
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February 1978
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Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky 40206
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Frank Wolfe was born on April 15, 1897. He died in February 1978 at 80 years of age. We know that Frank Wolfe had been residing in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky 40206.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Frank Wolfe died in February 1978 at 80 years of age. He was born on April 15, 1897. We have no information about Frank's family. We know that Frank Wolfe had been residing in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky 40206.

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In 1897, in the year that Frank Wolfe was born, on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

In 1941, at the age of 44 years old, Frank was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1950, he was 53 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1966, he was 69 years old when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1978, in the year of Frank Wolfe's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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