George Hess (1895 - 1968)

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Oxford, Warren County, New Jersey

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Shirley "Fannie" (Concordia) Hess

Shirley "Fannie" (Concordia) Hess

Bundy Hess

Bundy Hess

Tressa (Hess) and Flora E Hawk

Tressa (Hess) and Flora E Hawk

Tressa (Hess) and Ralph Barton Hawk Jr

Tressa (Hess) and Ralph Barton Hawk Jr

Tressa Irene Hess Hawk

Tressa Irene Hess Hawk

Tressa Irene Hess Hawk

Tressa Irene Hess Hawk

Janet Hess

Janet Hess

Sam R. E. Hess

Sam R. E. Hess

Sam R. Hess

Sam R. Hess

Dorothy L (Hess) Watson

Dorothy L (Hess) Watson

Perry L Hess

Perry L Hess

Perry L Hess

Perry L Hess

Perry L Hess

Perry L Hess

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Sara (Hess) Pichardo Shirley "Fannie" (Concordia) Hess Bundy Hess Tressa (Hess) and Flora E Hawk

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1895 - In the year that George Hess was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

1918 - George was 23 years old when in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

1919 - At the age of 24 years old, George was alive when the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

1939 - George was 44 years old when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

1968 - In the year of George Hess's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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George Hess died in October 1968 at 73 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for George. He was born on April 12, 1895. We are unaware of information about George's immediate family. We know that George Hess had been residing in Oxford, Warren County, New Jersey.

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