Norma Fink (1900 - 1995)

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Spokane, Spokane County, Washington

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Stanley Urbanski

Stanley Urbanski

Ivan Fink

Ivan Fink

Gerald L Fink

Gerald L Fink

Victor Hugo Fink b. 1907, Pennsylvania

Victor Hugo Fink b. 1907, Pennsylvania

Rose Mary Valentine b. 1912

Rose Mary Valentine b. 1912

Darlene Marie

Darlene Marie

Darlene Marie Fink

Darlene Marie Fink

Alfred & Helen FINKS wedding day

Alfred & Helen FINKS wedding day

Fink's 60th Anniversary

Fink's 60th Anniversary

A. B. Fink

A. B. Fink

Unknown girl & boy in Frederick, MD

Unknown girl & boy in Frederick, MD

John Jacob and Harriet Poister Family

John Jacob and Harriet Poister Family

Jacob & Julia Ann Fink Home, Ohio

Jacob & Julia Ann Fink Home, Ohio

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Johnston Fink, Ohio 1895 Stanley Urbanski Ivan Fink Gerald L Fink

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1900 - In the year that Norma Fink was born, artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

1914 - At the age of merely 14 years old, Norma was alive when 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.

1918 - By the time she was 18 years old, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

1942 - At the age of 42 years old, Norma was alive when from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

1995 - In the year of Norma Fink's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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Norma Fink passed away on November 18, 1995 at 95 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. She was born on March 19, 1900. There is no information about Norma's family or relationships. We know that Norma Fink had been residing in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.

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