Philip R Seidel (1908 - 1997)

Philip R Seidel
1908 - 1997
updated February 06, 2019
Philip R Seidel was born on November 7, 1908. He died on April 7, 1997 at 88 years of age. We know that Philip R Seidel had been residing in Ghent, Columbia County, New York 12075.


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Philip R Seidel passed away on April 7, 1997 at 88 years old. He was born on November 7, 1908. We have no information about Philip's surviving family. We know that Philip R Seidel had been residing in Ghent, Columbia County, New York 12075.
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In 1908, in the year that Philip R Seidel was born, Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

In 1924, at the age of 16 years old, Philip was alive when J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1938, he was 30 years old when 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.

In 1974, he was 66 years old when on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1997, in the year of Philip R Seidel's passing, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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around 1829 - May 8, 1904
around 1901 - May 19, 1903
around 1866 - Jan 25, 1901
around 1965 - Unknown
Mar 7, 1936 - Jul 3, 2007
Jul 1, 1953 - January 1974
Jun 3, 1896 - April 1983

Other Seidels

Mar 12, 1914 - Oct 4, 2004
Dec 22, 1902 - February 1994
Jun 17, 1911 - Sep 9, 1989
Apr 14, 1914 - Aug 6, 2003
Dec 11, 1899 - Apr 20, 1998
Jan 3, 1893 - August 1980
Jul 4, 1904 - March 1972
Feb 2, 1926 - Feb 18, 2011
Aug 14, 1903 - June 1974
Jun 23, 1911 - Feb 7, 1998
Oct 12, 1920 - Nov 5, 2002
Mar 25, 1919 - Sep 17, 1997
Feb 17, 1902 - June 1974
Feb 21, 1926 - Mar 7, 2010
Jan 28, 1920 - Jun 6, 2000
May 8, 1923 - Sep 22, 2001
Sep 11, 1980 - Oct 2, 1999
Jul 24, 1902 - December 1969
Aug 12, 1896 - March 1977
Feb 14, 1894 - Jan 12, 1992

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Aug 20, 1916 - Feb 4, 2008
Oct 17, 1899 - October 1982
Nov 27, 1935 - Jun 28, 2007
Mar 30, 1898 - Sep 9, 1992
Jun 21, 1893 - May 1967
Jan 18, 1904 - May 1981
Mar 18, 1920 - May 21, 1997
May 23, 1933 - Jul 7, 1988
Nov 7, 1938 - Sep 26, 2007
May 18, 1935 - Nov 24, 2010
Oct 8, 1934 - March 1987
Nov 15, 1935 - Jan 31, 1999
May 11, 1937 - May 3, 2011
May 22, 1935 - Mar 1, 2001
Apr 30, 1936 - August 1985
Jun 4, 1896 - July 1981
Oct 30, 1908 - Mar 25, 2000
Apr 1, 1898 - March 1980
Oct 12, 1896 - September 1976
Sep 29, 1906 - May 1976
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