Lawrence Kroetch (1887 - 1973)

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Lawrence Kroetch
1887 - 1973
updated February 06, 2019
Lawrence Kroetch was born on March 9, 1887. He died in July 1973 at 86 years of age. We know that Lawrence Kroetch had been residing in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington 99204.


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Lawrence Kroetch died in July 1973 at age 86. He was born on March 9, 1887. There is no information about Lawrence's family or relationships. We know that Lawrence Kroetch had been residing in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington 99204.
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In 1887, in the year that Lawrence Kroetch was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1898, he was merely 11 years old when on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1929, Lawrence was 42 years old when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1967, Lawrence was 80 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1973, in the year of Lawrence Kroetch's passing, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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Frances M Kroetch
Jan 5, 1915 - Jan 16, 1998
Spokane, WA
Joseph Kroetch
Aug 2, 1911 - May 1982
Cody, Wyoming
Olive J Kroetch
Feb 19, 1927 - Oct 29, 2003
Billings, MT
Joseph Kroetch
Feb 17, 1906 - January 1976
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Helene Kroetch
Feb 20, 1885 - December 1973
Mercer Island, Washington
Gertrude Kroetch
Jan 22, 1937 - August 1984
Philip, South Dakota
Mary E Kroetch
Jul 10, 1914 - Jan 27, 2001
Cottonwood, AZ
Patricia A Kroetch
Feb 16, 1935 - Sep 17, 2003
Rapid City, SD
Peggie M Kroetch
Apr 24, 1910 - July 1993
Lynnwood, WA
Marian D Kroetch
Apr 21, 1929 - Sep 5, 1995
Dayton, OH
William J Kroetch
Sep 17, 1941 - Dec 4, 2002
Spokane, WA
Calistus Kroetch
Aug 8, 1890 - December 1967
Spokane, Washington
Gregory Rodrick Kroetch
Jul 26, 1938 - Jul 20, 2008
Spokane, Washington
Charles L Kroetch
Nov 27, 1931 - Jul 14, 1995
Spirit Lake, ID
Alice C Kroetch
Oct 19, 1912 - Dec 31, 1991
Serene B Kroetch
Apr 3, 1901 - May 26, 1996
Ephrata, WA
Margaret A Kroetch
Jan 3, 1901 - Nov 25, 1997
Coeur d'Alene, ID

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