Roger DeBruyn (1873 - 1925)

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Roger DeBruyn
1873 - 1925
updated February 06, 2019
Roger DeBruyn was born around 1873. He died on October 12, 1925 in New York at 52 years old.

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Roger DeBruyn passed away on October 12, 1925 in New York at 52 years old. He was born around 1873. There is no information about Roger's family or relationships.
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In 1873, in the year that Roger DeBruyn was born, on March 3rd, the U.S. Congress enacted the Comstock Law. The law made it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" material through the U.S. mail. This included erotica, contraceptives, sex toys, abortifacients, information about these items, and "personal letters alluding to any sexual content or information".

In 1889, he was 16 years old when on February 22nd, President Cleveland signed a bill allowing North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington to become states. North and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states on November 2nd, Montana became the 41st state on November 8th, and Washington became the 42nd state on November 11th.

In 1900, at the age of 27 years old, Roger was alive when a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1917, Roger was 44 years old when it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1925, in the year of Roger DeBruyn's passing, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

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Helen Debski
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Jan Debski
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Jean Debski
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John Debski
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around 1860 - Jun 15, 1908
Elizabeth Debuccio
around 1863 - Nov 1, 1944
Mary Debuccio
around 1897 - Dec 21, 1945
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