Samuel Jay Sapp (1917 - 1945)

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Samuel Jay Sapp
1917 - 1945
updated March 03, 2020
Samuel Jay Sapp was born on March 1, 1917 in Grafton, West Virginia. He was born to Rose May (Arnold) Sapp and Jedd M Sapp, with siblings Charles and Olive. He died on January 16, 1945 in Belgium at 27 years old.


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Samuel Sapp was born on in Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia United States


Samuel Sapp died on in Belgium

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Grenade explosion

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Luxemburg American Cemetery and Memorial, in Hamm, Canton de Luxemburg County, Luxembourg



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Branch of service: US Army
Rank attained: Sergeant
Wars/Conflicts: World War II
-15th Tank Battalion, 6th Armored Division

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Samuel Jay Sapp Family Tree

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Rose May (Arnold) Sapp
May 15, 1891 - Sep 26, 1962
Jedd M Sapp
Oct 23, 1891 - Nov 5, 1975
United States


Charles Haywood Sapp
Sep 5, 1914 - Jan 14, 1970
West Virginia, United States
Olive Minerva (Sapp) Harold
Dec 28, 1922 - Oct 29, 1995


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Samuel Jay Sapp died on January 16, 1945 in Belgium at age 27. He was buried in Luxemburg American Cemetery and Memorial, Hamm, Luxembourg. Samuel was born on March 1, 1917 in Grafton, West Virginia. He was born to Rose May (Arnold) Sapp and Jedd M Sapp, with siblings Charles and Olive.
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1917 - 1945 World Events

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In 1917, in the year that Samuel Jay Sapp was born, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

In 1925, by the time he was just 8 years old, 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".

In 1926, at the age of just 9 years old, Samuel was alive when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1939, when he was 22 years old, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1945, in the year of Samuel Jay Sapp's passing, on January 9th, the (over 8 month long) Battle of Luzon began in the Philippines with the United States and Filipino forces attacking Japanese forces - with the intent to take back control of the Philippines. By March, the Allies had taken control of all of the strategically and economically important locations in the Philippines but pockets of resistance held out until the surrender of Japan in August.

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Elza Sapp
Dec 31, 1969 - Feb 8, 1975
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Jul 27, 1971 - Jul 27, 1971
Eugene C Sapp
May 26, 1921 - Dec 11, 1950
Charles B Sapp
Dec 31, 1969 - Nov 6, 1971
Edwin Sapp
Dec 31, 1969 - Oct 11, 1963
Richard Sapp
Jun 19, 1972 - Jun 20, 1972
Charles Edward Sapp
Dec 24, 1931 - Oct 2, 2000
Alton Sapp Jr
Sep 9, 1943 - Oct 6, 2000
Clyde Sapp
Nov 11, 1922 - Nov 1, 1989
Corry v Sapp
Feb 15, 1925 - Oct 27, 1988

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