Hugh Marion Maples (1911 - 1988)

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Hugh Marion Maples
1911 - 1988
March 29, 1911
October 8, 1988
Last Known Residence
Whittier, Los Angeles County, California 90601
Hugh Marion Maples was born on March 29, 1911. He died on October 8, 1988 at 77 years old. We know that Hugh Marion Maples had been residing in Whittier, Los Angeles County, California 90601.
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Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery Section V Site 1073 P.o. Box 6237, in San Diego, California 92166
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Hugh Marion Maples died on October 8, 1988 at 77 years of age. He was buried in Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery Section V Site 1073, San Diego, California . He was born on March 29, 1911. There is no information about Hugh's immediate family. We know that Hugh Marion Maples had been residing in Whittier, Los Angeles County, California 90601.

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In 1911, in the year that Hugh Marion Maples was born, the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1924, Hugh was just 13 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1933, Hugh was 22 years old when Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1941, he was 30 years old when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1988, in the year of Hugh Marion Maples's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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