George Tidwell (1900 - 1966)

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Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

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Plainview,Texas school photo

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Alene Doralyn Tidwell

Alene Doralyn Tidwell

Rostern & Francies Tidwell

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K. A. Tidwell

K. A. Tidwell

Kip Chapman & John Riley Tidwell, c1900

Kip Chapman & John Riley Tidwell, c1900

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1900 - In the year that George Tidwell was born, the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud published his book (written in 1899) "The Interpretation of Dreams". Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud in May of 1856, is the "father of psychoanalysis". Although he was a medical doctor, he was fascinated with the psyche and hypothesized the existence of the id, the ego, the superego, the libido, the unconscious, the Oedipus complex, and more. These are concepts that are still used by modern psychology.

1904 - When he was just 4 years old, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

1908 - He was merely 8 years old when a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

1945 - George was 45 years old when on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

1966 - In the year of George Tidwell's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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George Tidwell passed away in October 1966 at 65 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on October 31, 1900. We have no information about George's immediate family. We know that George Tidwell had been residing in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

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