Geertruida Maria Messick (1933 - 2007)



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Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery
Section CJJ Site 81,
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, Tx


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Cibolo, Guadalupe County, Texas

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Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: TSGT
Wars/Conflicts: Korea, Vietnam

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1933 - In the year that Geertruida Maria Messick was born, on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

1935 - When this person was merely 2 years old, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

1953 - By the time this person was 20 years old, actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

1990 - When this person was 57 years old, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

1999 - Geertruida was 66 years old when on January 1st, the Euro became the new official single currency of the eurozone. It was used by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain and has since spread in use. Daily, over 337 million Europeans use the euro.

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Geertruida Maria Messick died on June 1, 2007 at age 73. There is no known cause of death. Geertruida was buried in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Section CJJ Site 81, San Antonio, Tx. Geertruida was born on August 19, 1933. We are unaware of information about Geertruida's immediate family. We know that Geertruida Maria Messick had been residing in Cibolo, Guadalupe County, Texas.


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