Paul P Amelang (1876 - 1950)

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Paul P Amelang
1876 - 1950
October 10, 1876
February 2, 1950
Wapello County, Iowa
Paul P Amelang was born on October 10, 1876 in Iowa . He is the child of Christoph Wilhelm Franz Amelang and Hannah L. C. (Ploschentz) Amelang, with siblings Robert, William, John, Rosa, Cora, Martha, Minnie, and Mary. He died on February 2, 1950 in Iowa at 73 years of age.
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Paul P Amelang died on February 2, 1950 in Iowa at 73 years old. he was buried in Dunville Cemetery, Floris, Iowa . He was born on October 10, 1876 in Iowa . He is the child of Christoph Wilhelm Franz Amelang and Hannah L. C. (Ploschentz) Amelang, with siblings Robert, William, John, Rosa, Cora, Martha, Minnie, and Mary.
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In 1876, in the year that Paul P Amelang was born, on July 4th, the United States celebrated its centennial. There were parades, music, speeches and fireworks - even in Union Square in New York City. Suffragettes also marched for equal rights and the vote for women.

In 1884, at the age of just 8 years old, Paul was alive when on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1893, he was 17 years old when on November 7th, the women of Colorado were given the right to vote via a state referendum. Fifty-five percent of voters turned out and the referendum passed with 35,798 voting in favor and 29,551 voting against.

In 1906, at the age of 30 years old, Paul was alive when author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

In 1950, in the year of Paul P Amelang 's passing, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

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