Walter Sawyer (1918 - 1972)

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Walter Sawyer
1918 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Walter Sawyer was born on September 21, 1918. He died in March 1972 at 53 years of age.


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Walter Sawyer died in March 1972 at 53 years of age. He was born on September 21, 1918. There is no information about Walter's immediate family.
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In 1918, in the year that Walter Sawyer was born, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1922, at the age of merely 4 years old, Walter was alive when from October 22nd - 29th, 3,000 men of Benito Mussolini's National Fascist Party marched on Rome. (Mussolini waited in Milan, he did not participate in the March.) The day after the March Mussolini went to Rome and the King of Italy handed over power to Mussolini, in part because he was supported by the military, the business class, and the right-wing factions of Italy.

In 1944, he was 26 years old when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1959, by the time he was 41 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1972, in the year of Walter Sawyer's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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Walter B Sawyer
Born: around 1926
Alabama, United States
Walter F Sawyer
Born: around 1926
Georgia, United States
Walter J Sawyer
Born: around 1908
New York, United States
Walter F Sawyer
Born: around 1921
California, United States
Walter Jr Sawyer
Born: around 1906
Louisiana, United States
Walter C Sawyer
Born: around 1925
Minnesota, United States
Walter B Sawyer
Born: around 1920
West Virginia, United States
Walter L Sawyer
Born: around 1922
Alabama, United States
Walter A Sawyer
Born: around 1924
Alabama, United States
Walter R Sawyer
Born: around 1921
North Carolina, United States
Walter C Sawyer
Born: around 1915
Tennessee, United States
Walter v Sawyer
Born: around 1908
Tennessee, United States
Walter A Sawyer
Born: around 1920
Florida, United States
Walter D Sawyer
Born: around 1920
Alabama, United States
Walter E Sawyer
Born: around 1923
United States

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Catherine S Sawyer
Mar 7, 1912 - Mar 30, 1992
Kempton, IL
Marie Sawyer
Oct 9, 1898 - January 1980
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Hugh Sawyer
Jan 19, 1898 - September 1983
Lake Wales, Florida
Roland Sawyer
Oct 22, 1903 - November 1970
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Donte L Sawyer
May 31, 1992 - Mar 19, 2007
Lucille Sawyer
Jan 31, 1920 - Dec 3, 2006
Beaver Dam, WI
Earl O Sawyer
Apr 5, 1919 - Apr 19, 1989
Caledonia, WI
Murrel Sawyer
Jan 5, 1900 - November 1978
Emma Sawyer
Oct 22, 1899 - November 1972
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Don Sawyer
Aug 19, 1923 - July 1971
Diane M Allen-Sawyer
Jan 3, 1942 - May 15, 1996
Beloit, WI
Brian Sawyer
Jul 29, 1958 - July 1979
Rose Sawyer
Aug 29, 1902 - Aug 24, 1990
Elsie Sawyer
May 11, 1904 - November 1982
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Emil Sawyer
Jun 28, 1909 - May 1966
Alice M Sawyer
Apr 13, 1912 - Aug 27, 1988
Milwaukee, WI
Roy Sawyer
Jun 4, 1907 - July 1983
Mesa, Arizona
Charlotte W Sawyer
May 19, 1914 - Oct 23, 2005
Thiensville, WI
Reuben Sawyer
Sep 3, 1891 - April 1970
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Charles R Sawyer
Jul 26, 1913 - August 1994
Milton, FL

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William Chapin
Nov 3, 1894 - July 1968
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Eugene W Czapiewski
Jan 27, 1918 - Jan 28, 2003
Milwaukee, WI
Emma Mileski
Feb 25, 1913 - March 1977
Mildred M Jackman
Jul 2, 1912 - Oct 3, 1997
Crystal Lake, IL
Eileen Hall
Jul 21, 1918 - Oct 8, 1997
Milwaukee, WI
Katharine Bonebrake
Aug 6, 1903 - April 1975
South Whitley, Indiana
Ray Bonebrake
Jan 9, 1896 - June 1975
South Whitley, Indiana
Vera C Schroeder
Jul 15, 1916 - Mar 25, 2002
Black River Falls, WI
Mildred D Pagel
Jun 16, 1913 - Sep 17, 2000
Milwaukee, WI
Anita B Florian
Mar 5, 1915 - May 16, 1999
Milwaukee, WI
Lucille A Agneta
Aug 13, 1918 - Jul 2, 2003
Milwaukee, WI
Irma H Cooper
Aug 25, 1907 - Sep 16, 1995
Milwaukee, WI
Alice E Jarvella
Mar 19, 1915 - Dec 11, 1994
West Bend, WI
Dorothy Wambach
Sep 4, 1917 - Apr 15, 1992
Milwaukee, WI
Lena Blumenberg
Jun 28, 1915 - July 1972
Antigo, Wisconsin
Jasper Bjelland
Dec 2, 1901 - Apr 24, 1996
Madison, WI
Lloyd J Blackwell
Sep 27, 1918 - Jan 26, 1999
Riverside, CA
George L Kurtz
Mar 2, 1917 - Mar 19, 2001
Menomonee Falls, WI
Edward Fritsche
May 3, 1885 - March 1969
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jeannette A Haubrich
May 23, 1912 - Oct 27, 1994
Greendale, WI
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