Hinman Ashley "Ted" Bigelow (1900 - 1961)

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Birth


Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania United States

Death


Richmond County, Georgia United States

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Burial / Funeral

at Hillcrest Abbey East Cemetery,
1600 Wheaton Street, Savannag County, Georgia United States

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Last Known Residence

Chatham County, Georgia United States

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Family

Father: George Ashley Bigelow
Mother: Anna E Colston Bigelow
Siblings: Jane Ashley Bigelow, William L Bigelow, and George Ashley Bigelow Jr

Wife: Alice (Walls) Bigelow Bentley

Education

Mercersburg Academy (1917-1920), a college prep boarding school for boys located in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. He was on the school's track team and excelled in pole vaulting and running high jump, he was also a member of the gun and literary clubs.

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Military Service

In 1926, Hinman enlisted in the army and spent three years in Corozal, Panama, in the 11th Engineer Battalion. In 1932, he reenlisted in the army and was sent to Hawaii for three years.

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Ashley

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1900 - In the year that Hinman Ashley "Ted" Bigelow was born, the German physicist Max Planck formulated an energy theory, postulating the existence of "quanta," which lays the groundwork for the quantum theory of modern physics. In December, he introduced a paper on the Planck postulate which stated that E=hv - the energy of a photon is proportional to its frequency times a constant. Planck won a Nobel Prize in 1918 for his work in theoretical Physics.

1911 - He was only 11 years old when Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

1921 - When he was 21 years old, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

1937 - By the time he was 37 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1961 - In the year of Hinman Ashley "Ted" Bigelow's passing, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

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BIGELOW - Entered into rest April 3, 1961 at 1:30 pm. Mr. Hinman A. Bigelow at the age of 60 year. Funeral and interment services will be conducted in Savannah, Georgia. Elliott Sons.

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