John Frederick Grace (1921 - 1945)

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John Frederick Grace
1921 - 1945
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c. 1921
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February 19, 1945
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John Frederick Grace was born c. 1921. He died on February 19, 1945 at 24 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 45. A. 16. in Germany
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Service number: 1805088
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Artillery
Unit/ship/squadron: 109 H.a.a. Regt.

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John Frederick Grace passed away on February 19, 1945 at 24 years of age. He was buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 45. A. 16., Germany. He was born c. 1921. We are unaware of information about John's family.

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In 1921, in the year that John Frederick Grace was born, on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1930, when he was only 9 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1938, John was 17 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1945, in the year of John Frederick Grace's passing, on January 20th, Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in to his fourth term as President of the United States. He died 82 days into his term and his new Vice-President, Harry Truman, became President.

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