Frederick M Segall (1937 - 1997)

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Frederick M Segall
1937 - 1997
May 23, 1937
Winthrop, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
March 15, 1997
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
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Frederick Morton Segall
Frederick M Segall of Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts was born on May 23, 1937 in Winthrop, Suffolk County, and died at age 59 years old on March 15, 1997 in Springfield, Hampden County. Frederick Segall was buried at Beth El Cemetery in West Springfield.
Updated: January 23, 2023
Biography ID: 5271779

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Frederick Morton Segall was born to Harry Segall (1900 - 1969) and Esther Fox (1904 - 1973). Esther was born in Poland. He had siblings Sumner (1929 - 1995) and Donald Segall (1933 - 1994).

A veteran of the United States Army, Frederick enlisted on August 1, 1956 and was discharged on August 1, 1958.

Frederick Segall married Harriet J. Preman on October 11, 1961 in Boston, Massachusetts. They had three children, a daughter and 2 sons.
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Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts 01118
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May 23, 1937
Winthrop, Suffolk County, Massachusetts United States
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Frederick was Caucasian, of Polish heritage on his maternal line.

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Born and raised in Massachusetts, Frederick was a lifelong resident of Massachusetts.


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Frederick was buried in a Jewish cemetery with Hebrew on his headstone.


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Frederick was a private in the United States Army.
March 15, 1997
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Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts United States
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Beth El Cemetery in West Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
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Frederick Segall passed away at age 59 years old on March 15, 1997 in Springfield, Hampden County, and was buried at Beth El Cemetery in West Springfield. Frederick M Segall of Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts was born on May 23, 1937 in Winthrop, Suffolk County.

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Frederick M Segall lived 18 years shorter than the average Segall family member when he died at the age of 59.
The average age of a Segall family member is 77.

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In 1937, in the year that Frederick M Segall was born, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1959, at the age of 22 years old, Frederick was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1976, when he was 39 years old, 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."

In 1988, he was 51 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1997, in the year of Frederick M Segall's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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