Samuel Ray Wideberg (1920 - 2002)

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Samuel Ray Wideberg
1920 - 2002
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January 19, 1920
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April 29, 2002
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Hermitage, Mercer County, Pennsylvania 16148
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Samuel Ray Wideberg was born on January 19, 1920. He died on April 29, 2002 at 82 years of age. We know that Samuel Ray Wideberg had been residing in Hermitage, Mercer County, Pennsylvania 16148.
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Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery Section A-A Site 10 P.o. Box 6237, in San Diego, California 92166
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Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea, Vietnam

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Samuel Ray Wideberg passed away on April 29, 2002 at 82 years old. He was buried in Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery Section A-A Site 10, San Diego, California. He was born on January 19, 1920. We have no information about Samuel's immediate family. We know that Samuel Ray Wideberg had been residing in Hermitage, Mercer County, Pennsylvania 16148.

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In 1920, in the year that Samuel Ray Wideberg was born, speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1945, at the age of 25 years old, Samuel was alive when on January 20th, Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in to his fourth term as President of the United States. He died 82 days into his term and his new Vice-President, Harry Truman, became President.

In 1976, when he was 56 years old, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1987, at the age of 67 years old, Samuel was alive when on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

In 1996, by the time he was 76 years old, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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