Jack Elwood Wicks (1929 - 2004)

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Jack Elwood Wicks
1929 - 2004
updated September 09, 2019
Jack Elwood Wicks was born on February 28, 1929 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He married Frances Irene Canham. He died on May 13, 2004 in Kansas City, Missouri at 75 years of age.


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Jack Elwood Wicks

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Jack Wicks was born on in Fredericksburg, Virginia United States


Jack Wicks died on in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri United States

Cause of death

respiratory failure

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at iowa veterans cemetary, veterans memorial drive, in van meter, dallas county, Iowa us 50003


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United States


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kansas city, jackson County, Missouri us 64133


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Branch of service: Us Army, Us Air Force
Rank attained: PFC, PVT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Jack Elwood Wicks & Frances Irene Canham

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Frances Irene Canham
Dec 5, 1925 - Jan 31, 1988


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Jack Elwood Wicks, 75, passed away May 13, 2004, at the VA Medical Center in Kansas City. He was born on February 28, 1929, to Ora and Annie Wicks. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Sharon. Jack is survived by two sons, Jack E. Wicks, Jr., Jarrettsville, MD, and John Wicks, Rahway, NJ, and by five daughters, Donna Robinson and Candy Winebrenner, Baltimore, MD, Theresa Archer, Oxnard, CA, Julie Reed, Kansas City, MO, and Jacqueline Wilson, Parkersburg, IA. As he requested, upon his passing his body was donated to the National Body Donation Association. A memorial service will be held on a date to be determined for family and friends.

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1929 - 2004 World Events

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In 1929, in the year that Jack Elwood Wicks was born, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1936, at the age of merely 7 years old, Jack was alive when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1972, at the age of 43 years old, Jack was alive when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1982, by the time he was 53 years old, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

In 1992, when he was 63 years old, on February 1st, US President George Bush and President Boris Yeltsin of Russia jointly announced an end to the Cold War, proclaiming a new era of "friendship and partnership". At Camp David in Maryland, they reviewed ways to jointly reduce nuclear arms and support reforms in Russia but no agreement was reached at that meeting.

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Dec 20, 1941 - September 1985
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