Melvin Fitzgerald (1918 - 1983)

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Melvin Fitzgerald
1918 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Melvin Fitzgerald was born on July 31, 1918. He died in August 1983 at age 65. We know that Melvin Fitzgerald had been residing in Staunton, Staunton City County, Virginia 24401.


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Melvin Fitzgerald died in August 1983 at 65 years of age. He was born on July 31, 1918. There is no information about Melvin's immediate family. We know that Melvin Fitzgerald had been residing in Staunton, Staunton City County, Virginia 24401.
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In 1918, in the year that Melvin Fitzgerald was born, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1923, Melvin was only 5 years old when on August 2, President Warren G. Harding died in office, apparently of a heart attack. He was staying at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after completing a nationwide tour. Suffering from cramps, indigestion, a fever and shortness of breath, his doctor thought he had food poisoning. After several days of being ill, he suddenly shuddered, slumped over, and died. There were rumors of foul play (some thought that his wife had poisoned him because of his affairs) but no evidence has ever been found.

In 1938, he was 20 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1951, he was 33 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1983, in the year of Melvin Fitzgerald's passing, "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.

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Melvin G Fitzgerald
Born: around 1900
Utah, United States
Melvin A Fitzgerald
Born: around 1924
Washington, United States
Melvin C Fitzgerald
Born: around 1924
Texas, United States
Melvin H Fitzgerald
Born: around 1918
Virginia, United States
Melvin B. Fitzgerald
Born: around 1955
Melvin Fitzgerald
Mar 19, 1903 - October 1977
Los Gatos, California
Melvin A Fitzgerald
Aug 20, 1924 - Aug 14, 1996
Mount Vernon, WA
Melvin Fitzgerald
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
Melvin Fitzgerald
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

Other Fitzgeralds

Lillie M Fitzgerald
Sep 5, 1913 - Sep 15, 1997
Staunton, VA
Nellie S Fitzgerald
Aug 14, 1914 - May 18, 1997
Churchville, VA
Woody Fitzgerald
Apr 6, 1895 - May 1964
Margaret Fitzgerald
Dec 12, 1896 - August 1983
Great Falls, Virginia
Wallace Fitzgerald
Feb 21, 1907 - September 1977
Vinton, Virginia
Willie Fitzgerald
Oct 19, 1896 - November 1969
Roanoke, Virginia
Lawney Fitzgerald
Sep 9, 1906 - September 1985
Roseland, Virginia
Jessie L Fitzgerald
Jun 3, 1915 - Jun 24, 1997
Roanoke, VA
Myrtle E Fitzgerald
Feb 10, 1917 - Apr 28, 2004
Danville, VA
Hugh S Fitzgerald
Feb 14, 1917 - Apr 22, 2002
Salem, VA
Charlie Fitzgerald
Oct 8, 1898 - May 1983
Danville, Virginia
Ethel Fitzgerald
Oct 3, 1908 - February 1973
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
John A Fitzgerald
Jul 18, 1915 - Jun 1, 2008
Norfolk, VA
George H Fitzgerald
May 16, 1919 - Apr 19, 2004
Danville, VA
William Fitzgerald
Sep 17, 1893 - May 1964
William Fitzgerald
Aug 13, 1894 - August 1970
Danville, Virginia
Tommy Fitzgerald
May 6, 1899 - February 1977
Danville, Virginia
Evelyn Fitzgerald
Feb 13, 1918 - June 1986
Danville, Virginia
Mable Fitzgerald
Oct 6, 1898 - November 1981
Danville, Virginia
Felix Fitzgerald
Jan 6, 1911 - Jan 29, 1993
Dry Fork, VA

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Dec 6, 1904 - May 1984
Mount Sidney, Virginia
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Dec 8, 1893 - April 1982
Mount Sidney, Virginia
Bernard C Sheets
Jul 13, 1914 - Apr 13, 2010
Bridgewater, VA
Carl Fultz
Apr 24, 1899 - March 1966
Mount Sidney, Virginia
William H Burke
Oct 21, 1908 - Jan 2, 1985
Woodrow Rodgers
Jan 2, 1916 - November 1987
Staunton, Virginia
George H Cooke
Jan 10, 1916 - Feb 2, 2007
Lansing, MI
Allouise E Stover
Nov 3, 1917 - Aug 4, 2004
Gaithersburg, MD
Walter Clatterbaugh
Mar 22, 1912 - January 1986
New Hope, Virginia
Henry Gaylor
Jul 18, 1899 - June 1969
Staunton, Virginia
William Glover
Mar 12, 1911 - January 1959
Warrick Henderson
Aug 11, 1904 - December 1965
Staunton, Virginia
Harry Jackson
May 10, 1885 - November 1967
Staunton, Virginia
Robert Madison
Feb 4, 1911 - October 1983
Waynesboro, Virginia
Virgie M Humphreys
Dec 15, 1916 - Jun 17, 2002
Fishersville, VA
L S Powell
Jan 29, 1921 - June 1993
Weyers Cave, VA
Herbert F Painter
Apr 28, 1908 - Jan 21, 1996
Staunton, VA
Jessie C Pence
Oct 20, 1905 - Apr 25, 1994
Staunton, VA
Ricarte Ramire
Aug 4, 1886 - January 1968
Washington, District of Columbia
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