George Willig (1892 - 1975)

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George Willig
1892 - 1975
updated February 06, 2019
George Willig was born on December 9, 1892. He died in September 1975 at age 82. We know that George Willig had been residing in Mount Angel, Marion County, Oregon 97362.


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George Willig died in September 1975 at 82 years old. He was born on December 9, 1892. There is no information about George's surviving family. We know that George Willig had been residing in Mount Angel, Marion County, Oregon 97362.
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In 1892, in the year that George Willig was born, on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1900, when he was just 8 years old, the U.S. population exceeded 75 million, rising about 13 million from the 1890 census. 87.9% of the population was white, 11.6% was African-American, 0.7% was Hispanic, and 0.5% was Native American, Asian, and other minorities.

In 1943, when he was 51 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1965, by the time he was 73 years old, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1975, in the year of George Willig's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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Jun 28, 1894 - April 1993
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Phillip Willig
Feb 24, 1928 - July 1984
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May 30, 1894 - November 1976
Santa Rosa, California
Edwin Willig
Feb 25, 1914 - June 1967
Lester Willig
Jul 21, 1917 - November 1958
Violet J Willig
Dec 13, 1896 - July 1993
San Francisco, CA
Alphonse P Willig
Apr 16, 1920 - Mar 1, 1994
Desert Hot Springs, CA
Anne M Willig
Apr 10, 1920 - Nov 7, 1996
Desert Hot Springs, CA
John Peter Willig
Dec 8, 1945 - Feb 21, 2011
Palm Springs, California
Samuel Willig
Oct 12, 1903 - April 1969
Brooklyn, New York
Alyce Willig
Apr 2, 1891 - March 1978
San Francisco, California
Edward J Willig
Jul 24, 1929 - February 1996
Burlingame, CA
Ethel Willig
Apr 4, 1906 - May 18, 1997
San Jose, CA
Charlotte Willig
Apr 6, 1892 - August 1975
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Louis Willig
Oct 9, 1898 - January 1975
San Francisco, California
Barbara C Willig
Aug 4, 1915 - Nov 30, 1999
Fallbrook, CA
Louis Willig
Jun 4, 1910 - Dec 12, 2000
San Jose, CA
George Willig
Jul 6, 1896 - November 1979
San Francisco, California
Irene A Willig
Nov 29, 1909 - February 1993
San Diego, CA
Julius Willig
Jun 26, 1899 - July 1973
Los Angeles, California

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