Fred Wentz (1912 - 1983)

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Fred Wentz
1912 - 1983
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July 22, 1912
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January 1983
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16505
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Fred Wentz was born on July 22, 1912. He died in January 1983 at 70 years of age. We know that Fred Wentz had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16505.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Fred Wentz died in January 1983 at age 70. He was born on July 22, 1912. We have no information about Fred's immediate family. We know that Fred Wentz had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16505.

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In 1912, in the year that Fred Wentz was born, the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1957, when he was 45 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1969, Fred was 57 years old when one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1970, at the age of 58 years old, Fred was alive when on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

In 1983, in the year of Fred Wentz's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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