Joseph W Wittenmeyer (1910 - 2006)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

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

Joseph W Wittenmeyer Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Joseph W Wittenmeyer and his immediate Wittenmeyer family. Add to Joseph W Wittenmeyer'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 Joseph.

Burial / Funeral

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

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Absecon, Atlantic County, New Jersey

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

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

Professions

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

Military Service

It is unknown if Joseph W Wittenmeyer is a military veteran.

Middle name

W

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Joseph's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Joseph's nationality.

Religion

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

Gender

Male

Family Photos

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

Timeline

1910 - In the year that Joseph W Wittenmeyer was born, Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

1931 - Joseph was 21 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

1946 - At the age of 36 years old, Joseph was alive when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

1986 - At the age of 76 years old, Joseph was alive when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

1988 - Joseph was 78 years old when 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.

Joseph W Wittenmeyer Family Tree

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

Joseph's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Joseph W Wittenmeyer
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

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

Obituary

This obit of Joseph W Wittenmeyer 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.

Joseph W Wittenmeyer passed away on August 5, 2006 at age 96. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on May 26, 1910. We have no information about Joseph's immediate family. We know that Joseph W Wittenmeyer had been residing in Absecon, Atlantic County, New Jersey.

Memories

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

Write a comment

Other Records of Joseph W Wittenmeyer

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources