Michael James Schmitz (1938 - 2003)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Michael James Schmitz’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Michael so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Michael’s biography.

Michael James Schmitz Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Michael James Schmitz and his immediate Schmitz family. Add to Michael James Schmitz's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Michael.

Burial / Funeral

Eagle Point National Cemetery
Section 22 Site 161,
2763 Riley Road, Eagle Point, Or

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Gold Hill, Jackson County, Oregon

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Michael finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Michael attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Michael did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: A2C

Middle name

James

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Michael's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Michael's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Michael a religious man? Add Michael’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Michael during various points of his life.

Timeline

1938 - In the year that Michael James Schmitz was born, 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.

1976 - By the time he was 38 years old, 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."

1979 - At the age of 41 years old, Michael was alive when on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

1983 - When he was 45 years old, "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.

1989 - At the age of 51 years old, Michael was alive when on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

Michael James Schmitz Family Tree

Who was Michael’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Michael’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Michael's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Michael James Schmitz
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Michael's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Michael James Schmitz is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Michael James Schmitz passed away on February 7, 2003 at age 64. There is no known cause of death for Michael. He was buried in Eagle Point National Cemetery Section 22 Site 161, Eagle Point, Or. He was born on March 12, 1938. There is no information about Michael's family. We know that Michael James Schmitz had been residing in Gold Hill, Jackson County, Oregon.

Memories

What do you remember about Michael James Schmitz? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Michael is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Michael James Schmitz

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources