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Fred J Wittman (1872 - 1958)

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Fred J Wittman
1872 - 1958
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April 28, 1872
Death
October 9, 1958
Roxborough Memorial Hospital 5800 Ridge Ave, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania United States 19128
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Fred J Wittman was born on April 28, 1872. According to his family tree, Fred was father to 1 child. He married Elizabeth (Dahm) Wittman, and they had a child Fred H Wittman. He died on October 9, 1958 at Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States at 86 years old.
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Fred J Wittman, father to 1 child, died on October 9, 1958 at Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States at 86 years of age. He was born on April 28, 1872. According to his family tree, he married Elizabeth (Dahm) Wittman, and they had a child Fred H Wittman.
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In 1872, in the year that Fred J Wittman was born, on May 22nd, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Amnesty Act of 1872. The Act restored full civil rights to secessionists, including about 150,000 former slaves who had fought in the Confederate Army. About 500 former Confederate sympathizers were not allowed their full civil rights.

In 1882, at the age of only 10 years old, Fred was alive when on August 3rd, President Chester Arthur signed the 1882 Immigration Act. "Criminals, the insane, or any person unable to take care of him or herself" were not allowed in the U.S. according to the Act. It also imposed a "head tax" on non-citizens entering the U.S.

In 1906, he was 34 years old when English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1935, when he was 63 years old, 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 1958, in the year of Fred J Wittman's passing, on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

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