Jack Elwood Wicks (1929 - 2004)

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Jack Elwood Wicks
1929 - 2004
February 28, 1929
Fredericksburg, Virginia United States
May 13, 2004
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri United States
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kansas city, jackson County, Missouri us 64133
Jack Elwood Wicks was born on February 28, 1929 in Fredericksburg, Virginia United States. According to his family tree, he married Frances Irene Canham. He died on May 13, 2004 in Kansas City, Missouri United States at 75 years of age.
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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, 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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In 1929, in the year that Jack Elwood Wicks was born, on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1947, at the age of 18 years old, Jack was alive when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1959, when he was 30 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1967, Jack was 38 years old when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1997, by the time he was 68 years old, 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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