John Wedvik (1918 - 1979)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

John Wedvik’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of John so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit John’s biography.

John Wedvik Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of John Wedvik and his immediate Wedvik family. Add to John Wedvik's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for John.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of John Wedvik? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Did John move a lot? Did he emigrate from another country? Add John's last known location.

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did John finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did John attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what John did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if John Wedvik is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add John's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add John's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was John a religious man? Add John’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of John during various points of his life.

Timeline

1918 - In the year that John Wedvik was born, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

1934 - John was 16 years old when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

1957 - John was 39 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

1976 - By the time he was 58 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

1979 - In the year of John Wedvik's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

John Wedvik Family Tree

Who was John’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share John’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

John's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
John Wedvik
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from John's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of John Wedvik is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

John Wedvik passed away in September 1979 at 61 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on March 14, 1918. There is no information about John's family or relationships.

Memories

What do you remember about John Wedvik? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that John is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of John Wedvik

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Sources