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Walter Hinz (1908 - 1972)

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Walter Hinz
1908 - 1972
Born
June 8, 1908
Death
January 1972
Last Known Residence
Boone, Boone County, Iowa 50036
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Walter Hinz of Boone, Boone County, Iowa was born on June 8, 1908, and died at age 63 years old in January 1972.
Updated: November 8, 2011
Biography ID: 73681110

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Walter Hinz passed away at age 63 years old in January 1972. Walter Hinz of Boone, Boone County, Iowa was born on June 8, 1908.

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Walter Hinz lived 12 years shorter than the average Hinz family member when he died at the age of 63.
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In 1908, in the year that Walter Hinz was born, President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

In 1922, by the time he was only 14 years old, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1937, by the time he was 29 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1968, when he was 60 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1972, in the year of Walter Hinz's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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