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Fred Weller (1906 - 1976)

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Fred Weller
1906 - 1976
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October 16, 1906
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July 1976
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Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut 06804
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Fred Weller was born on October 16, 1906. He died in July 1976 at age 69. We know that Fred Weller had been residing in Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut 06804.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Fred Weller passed away in July 1976 at 69 years of age. He was born on October 16, 1906. We have no information about Fred's surviving family. We know that Fred Weller had been residing in Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut 06804.
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In 1906, in the year that Fred Weller was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1916, Fred was just 10 years old when suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1944, by the time he was 38 years old, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1964, by the time he was 58 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1976, in the year of Fred Weller's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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