Wesley Roach (1914 - 1997)

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Anthony L Roach & Kaela Fields

Anthony L Roach & Kaela Fields

Cyrus Owen Roach

Cyrus Owen Roach

John J Roach, Illinois 1889

John J Roach, Illinois 1889

Nelson Howard, Santa Anita Racetrack, CA

Nelson Howard, Santa Anita Racetrack, CA

Merle Peterson 1942 CA  Seniors at Fresno Tech

Merle Peterson 1942 CA Seniors at Fresno Tech

Chaffin Wedding Day

Chaffin Wedding Day

Roach Wedding Day

Roach Wedding Day

My Daddy Jimmie Junior Roach

My Daddy Jimmie Junior Roach

Mary & Elsie, Florence A. Merriam High School photo

Mary & Elsie, Florence A. Merriam High School photo

Buster Roach

Buster Roach

Harold Cates and Gib Roach

Harold Cates and Gib Roach

USS Lexington in Panama Canal

USS Lexington in Panama Canal

Gotun Locks, Panama Canal

Gotun Locks, Panama Canal

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Roach Family And Aunt Rose Hamilton Anthony L Roach & Kaela Fields Cyrus Owen Roach John J Roach, Illinois 1889

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1914 - In the year that Wesley Roach was born, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

1919 - By the time he was merely 5 years old, 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.

1922 - He was just 8 years old 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.

1943 - Wesley was 29 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

1997 - In the year of Wesley Roach's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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Wesley Roach passed away on May 15, 1997 at 82 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Wesley. He was born on December 12, 1914. There is no information about Wesley's family. We know that Wesley Roach had been residing in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.

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