Paul E Wixon (1897 - 1996)

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Reisterstown, Baltimore County, Maryland

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1897 - In the year that Paul E Wixon was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

1899 - At the age of only 2 years old, Paul was alive when on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

1955 - Paul was 58 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

1983 - At the age of 86 years old, Paul was alive when "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.

1996 - In the year of Paul E Wixon's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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Paul E Wixon passed away on December 15, 1996 at 99 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on March 24, 1897. We are unaware of information about Paul's surviving family. We know that Paul E Wixon had been residing in Reisterstown, Baltimore County, Maryland.

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