Thomas Rodham Armstrong (1922 - 1942)

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Thomas Rodham Armstrong
1922 - 1942
c. 1922
November 23, 1942
Thomas Rodham Armstrong was born c. 1922, and died at age 19 years old on November 23, 1942. Thomas Armstrong was buried at Runnymede Memorial Panel 73. in United Kingdom. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Thomas Rodham Armstrong.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 574713 Rank: Flight Sergeant Regiment: Royal Air Force Unit/ship/squadron: 83 Sqdn.
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Thomas Rodham Armstrong lived 51 years shorter than the average Armstrong family member when he died at the age of 20.
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In 1922, in the year that Thomas Rodham Armstrong was born, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1930, by the time he was merely 8 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1936, when he was only 14 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1942, in the year of Thomas Rodham Armstrong's passing, on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

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