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Walter Allen Hontz (1892 - 1981)

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Walter Allen Hontz
1892 - 1981
Born
March 27, 1892
Pond Hill in Pennsylvania United States
Death
August 19, 1981
Shickshinny, Pennsylvania United States 18655
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Shickshinny, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania United States 18655
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Walter Allen Hontz was born on March 27, 1892 at Pond Hill, Pennsylvania. According to his family tree, Walter was father to 2 children. He married Myrtle S (Sorber) Hontz on June 21, 1916 in Plymouth, Pennsylvania United States. They were married until Myrtle's death in 1970. They had children Homer C Hontz and Betty Elizabeth (Hontz) Moore. He died on August 19, 1981 in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania United States at 89 years of age.
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Walter was the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Remensnyder) Hontz and had brothers Lloyd, Chester, George, Ira, Arthur, and Claude. He married Myrtle Sorber on June 21, 1916 when he was 24 years old. Walter worked in the coal mines of Mocanaqua as an electrician and lived in Shickshinny. Walter and Myrtle had three children, Lorraine, Betty, and Homer.
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Walter Allen Hontz, father to 2 children, passed away on August 19, 1981 in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania United States at 89 years of age. He was born on March 27, 1892 at Pond Hill, Pennsylvania. According to his family tree, he married Myrtle S (Sorber) Hontz on June 21, 1916 in Plymouth, Pennsylvania United States. They were married until Myrtle's death in 1970. They had children Homer C Hontz and Betty Elizabeth (Hontz) Moore.
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In 1892, in the year that Walter Allen Hontz was born, on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

In 1907, Walter was only 15 years old when the showman Florenz Ziegfeld introduced his Ziegfeld Follies. Ziegfeld was inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris and the show was a step up from the then current vaudeville shows. The top entertainers of the time played in the Follies but the stars were the Ziegfeld girls - beautiful chorus girls in elaborate costumes. For almost a quarter of a century, the Ziegfeld follies were the toast of Broadway.

In 1932, Walter was 40 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1953, he was 61 years old when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1981, in the year of Walter Allen Hontz's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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