Gunda Schmelz (1896 - 1997)

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Gunda Schmelz
1896 - 1997
updated February 06, 2019
Gunda Schmelz was born on July 8, 1896. She died on February 3, 1997 at 100 years of age. We know that Gunda Schmelz had been residing in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York 12572.


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Gunda Schmelz passed away on February 3, 1997 at 100 years of age. She was born on July 8, 1896. We have no information about Gunda's family or relationships. We know that Gunda Schmelz had been residing in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York 12572.
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1896 - 1997 World Events

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In 1896, in the year that Gunda Schmelz was born, on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

In 1924, at the age of 28 years old, Gunda was alive when Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1935, at the age of 39 years old, Gunda was alive when 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.

In 1984, when she was 88 years old, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

In 1997, in the year of Gunda Schmelz's passing, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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Carl M Schmelz
Mar 29, 1940 - Dec 22, 2005
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May 27, 1903 - Jan 14, 1992
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Feb 1, 1941 - Nov 5, 1998
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Sep 11, 1931 - Nov 7, 2007
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Jan 29, 1894 - August 1976
Trenton, NJ
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Roselle Park, NJ
Frank Schmelz
Oct 6, 1901 - August 1980
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Florence Schmelz
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Trenton, NJ
John F Schmelz
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