Lina Margaret (Hunt) Weitzel (born 1916)

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Lina Margaret (Hunt) Weitzel
1916 - ? (edit)
updated February 06, 2019
Lina Margaret (Hunt) Weitzel was born in 1916. She was born into the Hunt family and married into the Weitzel family.


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In 1916, in the year that Lina Margaret (Hunt) Weitzel was born, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1928, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1933, the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1983, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

In 1997, on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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Other Weitzels

Margaret J Weitzel
Mar 16, 1912 - Jul 10, 1994
Holmes Beach, FL
A W Weitzel
Aug 7, 1926 - Oct 15, 1989
Arlene C Weitzel
Apr 1, 1907 - Dec 20, 2001
Houston, TX
Earl Weitzel
Aug 22, 1887 - December 1970
West Roxbury, MA
Eleanor Weitzel
Sep 19, 1910 - June 1982
Plymouth, MA
Marlene L Weitzel
Nov 28, 1941 - Oct 21, 2002
Essex, MD
Harvey A Weitzel
Apr 6, 1907 - Aug 3, 1991
Thomas Weitzel
Sep 25, 1905 - January 1977
Pittsfield, MA
Mabel M Weitzel
Aug 12, 1890 - Dec 2, 1988
Laurinburg, NC
Walter G Weitzel
Jan 20, 1907 - May 13, 1996
Jupiter, FL
Lucille M Weitzel
May 15, 1915 - Aug 6, 1988
Bloomfield, CT
Albert Weitzel
Oct 26, 1879 - March 1968
Boston, MA
Marcelle R Weitzel
Jun 23, 1923 - Jun 9, 1999
Melbourne, FL
Kathleen C Weitzel
Jan 11, 1924 - Apr 25, 2009
Lynn, MA
Mabel B Weitzel
Sep 3, 1905 - Jul 25, 1991
Olive L Weitzel
Jan 3, 1911 - Dec 29, 2004
Wallingford, CT
Elizabeth Weitzel
Sep 15, 1894 - August 1982
Ridgefield, CT
Helen Weitzel
Mar 11, 1917 - May 18, 2006
Santee, CA
Walter N Weitzel
Sep 27, 1910 - May 9, 1994
Meriden, CT
Stephen C Weitzel
Jun 22, 1908 - Apr 18, 2002
Meriden, CT

Other Hunts

Olive L Hunt
Born: Nov 21, 1911
Mary Hunt
Born: Nov 22, 1826
Mamie Ethel Lyons/Hunt
Born: Nov 21, 1894
David Roy Hunt
Born: Sep 23, 1918
Elsie Susan (Ferryman) Hunt
1896 - 1985
Star, Australia
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