Melvin Fitzgerald (1904 - 1976)

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Melvin Fitzgerald
1904 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
Melvin Fitzgerald was born on June 20, 1904. He died in October 1976 at 72 years old. We know that Melvin Fitzgerald had been residing in Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21214.

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Melvin Fitzgerald passed away in October 1976 at 72 years old. He was born on June 20, 1904. We are unaware of information about Melvin's surviving family. We know that Melvin Fitzgerald had been residing in Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21214.
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1904 - 1976 World Events

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In 1904, in the year that Melvin Fitzgerald was born, the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

In 1934, Melvin was 30 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1945, at the age of 41 years old, Melvin was alive when on August 15th, Imperial Japan announced its surrender. On September 2nd, a formal agreement of surrender was signed. Japan and nine other states signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender in Tokyo Bay, calling for the return of all Allied prisoners of war and subordinating the authority of the emperor and the Japanese government to the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. VJ (Victory in Japan) Day was celebrated in the United States on August 14th and 15th. World War II was over.

In 1954, by the time he was 50 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1976, in the year of Melvin Fitzgerald's passing, 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."

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Melvin G Fitzgerald
Born: around 1900
Utah, United States
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Born: around 1924
Washington, United States
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Born: around 1924
Texas, United States
Melvin H Fitzgerald
Born: around 1918
Virginia, United States
Melvin B. Fitzgerald
Born: around 1955
TX
Melvin Fitzgerald
Mar 19, 1903 - October 1977
Los Gatos, California
Melvin A Fitzgerald
Aug 20, 1924 - Aug 14, 1996
Mount Vernon, WA
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Feb 13, 1907 - October 1959
Melvin G Fitzgerald
Oct 25, 1928 - Jan 18, 2009
Compton, CA
Melvin Fitzgerald
Aug 21, 1924 - Mar 14, 2006
Clovis, NM
Melvin H Fitzgerald
Jun 30, 1946 - May 21, 2009
Knoxville, TN
Melvin E Fitzgerald
Sep 24, 1910 - May 25, 1990
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Aug 15, 1885 - August 1977
Ellsworth, Wisconsin
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Jan 23, 1911 - October 1978
Huntington Beach, California
Melvin M Fitzgerald
Apr 20, 1915 - Apr 9, 2011
Taylorsville, NC
Melvin P Fitzgerald
Jun 13, 1925 - Jan 2, 2007
Linwood, NC
Melvin G Fitzgerald
Aug 14, 1931 - Aug 14, 2001
Lecanto, FL
Melvin Fitzgerald
Feb 20, 1935 - October 1986
Atwater, California
Melvin Fitzgerald
Jul 31, 1918 - August 1983
Staunton, Virginia

Other Fitzgeralds

Edward Fitzgerald
Sep 1, 1908 - April 1984
Westminster, California
James Fitzgerald
Apr 31, 1913 - July 1969
Baltimore, Maryland
Morris Daniel FitzGerald
Sep 12, 1911 - Apr 24, 1969
Elizabeth M Fitzgerald
Apr 16, 1916 - Feb 7, 2007
Ellicott City, MD
Emma Fitzgerald
Jan 15, 1903 - October 1981
Baltimore, Maryland
John E Fitzgerald
Jul 19, 1908 - Oct 13, 2003
Silver Spring, MD
William Fitzgerald
Nov 28, 1920 - June 1983
Minneapolis, Minnesota
James Fitzgerald
Jul 13, 1920 - August 1985
Baltimore, Maryland
B Fitzgerald
Jan 12, 1912 - Dec 15, 1964
Edmond Fitzgerald
Aug 7, 1888 - August 1964
Baltimore, Maryland
Richard Fitzgerald
Sep 10, 1920 - September 1983
Suffolk, Virginia
Martin P Fitzgerald
Jul 26, 1923 - May 13, 2006
Des Moines, IA
James D Fitzgerald
Sep 9, 1921 - Jan 4, 2002
Saint Petersburg, FL
Adelle Fitzgerald
Apr 21, 1922 - June 1984
Baltimore, Maryland
Arthur Fitzgerald
Jan 26, 1893 - March 1978
Princess Anne, Maryland
Elsie Fitzgerald
Jul 19, 1893 - June 1968
Baltimore, Maryland
Inez Fitzgerald
Jul 12, 1907 - September 1976
Baltimore, Maryland
James K Fitzgerald J
Sep 29, 1929 - Jun 2, 2011
Salisbury, MD
William L Fitzgerald
Mar 7, 1927 - Apr 13, 2010
East New Market, MD
Irmgard Fitzgerald
Jun 18, 1927 - Mar 11, 2002

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Horace Greenhaw
Jan 20, 1895 - December 1972
Sedalia, Missouri
Seedon A Grikit
Aug 14, 1909 - Apr 1, 1992
Stephen Hanson
Oct 22, 1909 - October 1972
Harold Harshman
Jan 21, 1897 - July 1965
Baltimore, Maryland
Vernon Hayden
May 15, 1910 - October 1967
Robert E Haar
Jan 24, 1909 - Nov 24, 2005
Catonsville, MD
Joseph Jezek
Jun 1, 1906 - February 1973
Halethorpe, Maryland
Frank Jones
Dec 13, 1894 - December 1975
Punta Gorda, Florida
Adam A Kennedy
Nov 8, 1905 - Sep 22, 1990
Lutherville Timonium, MD
Chester J Kerbe
Nov 13, 1905 - Oct 24, 1988
Frederick, MD
Anna R Yates
Oct 28, 1914 - Nov 27, 2006
Marietta, GA
Irene E Sabo
Jan 30, 1915 - May 6, 2009
Catonsville, MD
Mabel A Holland
Feb 10, 1904 - Jan 28, 2007
Halethorpe, MD
Violet H Bell
Apr 29, 1917 - August 1995
Jacksonville, FL
Erma Kurek
Jul 23, 1914 - Sep 13, 1999
Bel Air, MD
Florine H Nichols
Feb 5, 1918 - Nov 7, 1998
Salisbury, MD
Catherine M Morris
Nov 12, 1913 - Sep 5, 2002
Parkville, MD
Alice M Dwyer
Sep 14, 1913 - Oct 24, 2001
Zionsville, IN
Miriam Willen
Apr 7, 1917 - Feb 2, 2005
Owings Mills, MD
Kathryn N Seling
Aug 12, 1919 - Sep 7, 2003
Bel Air, MD
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