Melvin Z Hopstetter (born 1914)

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Melvin Z Hopstetter
1914 - ? (edit)
updated February 06, 2019
Melvin Z Hopstetter was born around 1914. We know that Melvin Z Hopstetter had been residing in Athens County, Ohio United States.

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Melvin Z Hopstetter

First name

Melvin

Middle name

Z

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Gender

Male

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Obituary

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Ethnicity & Lineage

White, Citizen

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

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Last Known Residence

Athens County, Ohio United States

Education

Grammar School

Professions

Semiskilled Miners, And Mining-machine Operators

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Military Service

Military serial#: 35037520
Enlisted: November 12, 1941 in Ft Hayes Columbus Ohio
Military branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, Usa
Rank: Private, Selectees (enlisted Men)

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Melvin Z Hopstetter was born around 1914. We have no information about Melvin's surviving family. We know that Melvin Z Hopstetter had been residing in Athens County, Ohio United States.
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In 1914, in the year that Melvin Z Hopstetter was born, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1927, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1931, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1953, on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1977, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

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