Frederick Rainsford Wilson

(1924 - 1944)

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Frederick Rainsford Wilson
1924 - 1944
Born
c. 1924
Death
July 20, 1944
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Frederick Rainsford Wilson was born c. 1924. He died on July 20, 1944 at 20 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Frederick Rainsford Wilson
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Florence War Cemetery Xii. A. 4. in Italy
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Service number: 276488
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Unit/ship/squadron: 42 Field Coy.
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Frederick Rainsford Wilson passed away on July 20, 1944 at 20 years of age. He was buried in Florence War Cemetery Xii. A. 4., Italy. He was born c. 1924. We have no information about Frederick's family or relationships.

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In 1924, in the year that Frederick Rainsford Wilson was born, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1930, he was only 6 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1932, at the age of only 8 years old, Frederick was alive when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1944, in the year of Frederick Rainsford Wilson's passing, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

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