Laurence Earl Munz

(1912 - 1964)

A photo of Laurence Earl Munz
Laurence Earl Munz
1912 - 1964
Born
December 17, 1912
Death
February 12, 1964
Summary
Laurence Earl Munz was born on December 17, 1912. He died on February 12, 1964 at 51 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
+ Add to this collaborative biography to show & tell Laurence's life with your memories & stories.
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, family stories, & photos so that Laurence is always remembered.
Biography
Laurence Earl Munz
Most commonly known name
Laurence Earl Munz
Full name
Nickname(s) or aliases
Male
Gender
Laurence Munz was born on
Birth
Laurence Munz died on
Death
Laurence Munz was born on
Laurence Munz died on
Birth
Death
Willamette National Cemetery Section T Site 3096 11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, in Portland, Oregon 97086
Burial / Funeral
Heritage
Childhood
Adulthood

Military Service

Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: LCDR
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Laurence Munz?
View other bios of people named Laurence Munz

Laurence's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Munz family tree.

Laurence's Family

Parent
Parent
Laurence Earl Munz
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends:

There are no photos of Laurence Earl Munz! Please share photos of Laurence and the Munz family.
Photo

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Laurence.

Share Laurence's obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

Laurence Earl Munz passed away on February 12, 1964 at age 51. He was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section T Site 3096, Portland, Oregon. He was born on December 17, 1912. We have no information about Laurence's family.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Laurence's lifetime.

In 1912, in the year that Laurence Earl Munz was born, in October, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot, but not killed, while campaigning for another term as President with the newly created Bull Moose (Progressive) Party. John Schrank was a Bavarian-born saloon-keeper from New York who had been stalking Roosevelt when he shot him just before a campaign speech. Shot in the chest (and showing the audience his bloody shirt), Roosevelt went on to give a 55 to 90 minute talk (reports vary on the length) before being treated for the injury. After 8 days in the hospital, Roosevelt went back on the campaign trail.

In 1937, when he was 25 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1944, he was 32 years old when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1959, he was 47 years old when 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 1964, in the year of Laurence Earl Munz's passing, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

Other Munzes

Bio
Apr 17, 1909 - Jul 27, 1982 1909 - 1982
Bio
Dec 20, 1946 - May 29, 2008 1946 - 2008
Bio
Sep 23, 1916 - Apr 6, 2009 1916 - 2009
Bio
Nov 6, 1902 - May 7, 1998 1902 - 1998
Bio
Jan 10, 1915 - May 20, 1994 1915 - 1994
Bio
Feb 19, 1918 - Apr 4, 2007 1918 - 2007
Bio
Aug 30, 1924 - Sep 16, 1995 1924 - 1995
Bio
Apr 26, 1876 - October 1966 1876 - 1966
Bio
Jan 8, 1896 - July 1978 1896 - 1978
Bio
Feb 20, 1904 - Jan 3, 1991 1904 - 1991
Bio
Nov 21, 1910 - Jan 28, 1995 1910 - 1995
Bio
Jul 30, 1914 - Nov 7, 2003 1914 - 2003
Bio
Aug 15, 1896 - June 1980 1896 - 1980
Bio
Nov 2, 1913 - Dec 8, 2007 1913 - 2007
Bio
Apr 16, 1873 - March 1963 1873 - 1963
Bio
Sep 1, 1890 - January 1978 1890 - 1978
Bio
Apr 8, 1913 - May 1975 1913 - 1975
Bio
Mar 29, 1915 - Jun 12, 1997 1915 - 1997
Bio
Oct 23, 1970 - Mar 14, 1999 1970 - 1999
Bio
May 14, 1916 - May 1980 1916 - 1980

Other Bios

Bio
Mar 18, 1914 - Jul 7, 1992 1914 - 1992
Bio
May 29, 1916 - May 10, 2002 1916 - 2002
Bio
Dec 28, 1916 - Apr 30, 2002 1916 - 2002
Bio
Oct 17, 1892 - February 1977 1892 - 1977
Bio
Jan 12, 1918 - January 1986 1918 - 1986
Bio
Aug 27, 1913 - September 1968 1913 - 1968
Bio
Mar 6, 1914 - December 1983 1914 - 1983
Bio
May 31, 1914 - Dec 6, 1987 1914 - 1987
Bio
Aug 10, 1916 - Oct 3, 1993 1916 - 1993
Bio
Aug 1, 1913 - July 1994 1913 - 1994
Bio
Dec 23, 1893 - Jan 15, 1992 1893 - 1992
Bio
Feb 9, 1913 - February 1956 1913 - 1956
Bio
Sep 17, 1901 - January 1985 1901 - 1985
Bio
Nov 4, 1911 - October 1970 1911 - 1970
Bio
Jul 28, 1922 - Jan 25, 2001 1922 - 2001
Bio
Dec 24, 1900 - February 1971 1900 - 1971
Bio
Sep 19, 1893 - December 1966 1893 - 1966
Bio
Mar 6, 1896 - June 1972 1896 - 1972
Bio
May 13, 1912 - February 1978 1912 - 1978
Bio
Feb 13, 1914 - Mar 20, 2009 1914 - 2009
Powerful Images of the American Civil War
From April 1861 through May 1865, over ¾ of a million soldiers lost their lives in the American Civil War. It remains the...
What Did Computers Look Like In The Past?
The 2016 film "Hidden Figures" tells the story of a group of African American women who were "computers" (people who compu...
D-Day, World War II: June 6 1944
With Germany's invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, World War 2 began. The United States didn't enter the war until 19...
Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later."

Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends.

These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top