Pier Degroot (1913 - 1970)

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Pier Degroot
1913 - 1970
updated February 06, 2019
Pier Degroot was born on October 22, 1913. Pier died in January 1970 at 56 years of age.


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Pier Degroot passed away in January 1970 at age 56. Pier was born on October 22, 1913. There is no information about Pier's immediate family.
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In 1913, in the year that Pier Degroot was born, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1921, by the time this person was merely 8 years old, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1931, by the time this person was 18 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1942, at the age of 29 years old, Pier was alive when on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1970, in the year of Pier Degroot's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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Helen Degroot
Nov 30, 1891 - August 1974
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Mary H Degroot
Mar 7, 1909 - Nov 12, 1991
John Degroot
Dec 28, 1904 - October 1972
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Jesse Degroot
Aug 20, 1895 - October 1969
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Lucy Degroot
Jun 26, 1916 - Nov 2, 2005
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Nina Degroot
Nov 9, 1889 - March 1980
Hendrik Degroot
Apr 8, 1887 - August 1976
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Jacobus G Degroot
Dec 3, 1957 - Jan 15, 2005
Orlando, FL
Marie Degroot
Jun 22, 1893 - April 1971
Pasadena, California
Henry Degroot
Jan 15, 1897 - May 1980
Petaluma, California
Mina Degroot
Jun 11, 1895 - September 1986
Saint Helena, California
Odile Degroot
Sep 3, 1912 - Jan 17, 1992
San Jose, CA
Gladys S Degroot
Jun 15, 1905 - Jan 19, 1993
San Lorenzo, CA
Paul Degroot
Aug 20, 1920 - April 1984
Millbrae, California
P I Degroot
Nov 29, 1942 - Dec 15, 1992
Barteld G Degroot
Dec 18, 1936 - Sep 12, 1992
Kingman, AZ
Sieglinde Luise Degroot
Mar 1, 1937 - Apr 9, 2007
Oroville, California
Charity Degroot
Sep 21, 1903 - June 1974
Michel N Degroot
Sep 13, 1937 - Mar 21, 2009
San Diego, California
Ties J Degroot
Jul 31, 1930 - Oct 15, 1999

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