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Walter Earl Gilleland, Sr. (1919 - 1989)

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Walter Earl Gilleland,
1919 - 1989
Born
May 19, 1919
In a tent in Cloudy, Pushmataha County, Oklahoma United States 74562
Death
July 19, 1989
Mitchell Dr, in Spring Branch, Comal County, Texas United States 78070
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mitchell dr, in spring branch, comal County, Texas us 78070
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Walter Earl Gilleland, Sr. was born on May 19, 1919 at In a tent, Cloudy, Oklahoma United States. He died on July 19, 1989 in Spring Branch, Texas United States at age 70.
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mitchell dr, in spring branch, comal County, Texas us 78070
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Walter Gilleland, was born on at In a tent in Cloudy, Pushmataha County, Oklahoma United States 74562
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Walter Gilleland, died on at Mitchell Dr, in Spring Branch, Comal County, Texas United States 78070
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September 20, 1989
Spring Chapel in Hugo, Choctaw County, Oklahoma United States 74743
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Walter Earl Gilleland, Sr. died on July 19, 1989 in Spring Branch, Texas United States at 70 years old. he was buried in Spring Chapel, Hugo, Oklahoma United States. He was born on May 19, 1919 at In a tent, Cloudy, Oklahoma United States. We have no information about Walter's immediate family.
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In 1919, in the year that Walter Earl Gilleland, Sr. was born, in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

In 1920, by the time he was merely 1 year old, the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1938, Walter was 19 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1954, at the age of 35 years old, Walter was alive when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1989, in the year of Walter Earl Gilleland, Sr.'s passing, on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

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