Wheeler Kitchen (1885 - 1964)

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Wheeler Kitchen
1885 - 1964
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February 12, 1885
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August 1964
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Michigan
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Wheeler Kitchen was born on February 12, 1885. Wheeler died in August 1964 at 79 years old. We know that Wheeler Kitchen had been residing in Michigan.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Wheeler Kitchen died in August 1964 at 79 years old. Wheeler was born on February 12, 1885. There is no information about Wheeler's immediate family. We know that Wheeler Kitchen had been residing in Michigan.

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In 1885, in the year that Wheeler Kitchen was born, on January 24th, the Fenians - Irish Nationalists - set off dynamite bombs in the House of Commons chamber, Westminster Hall, and the Tower of London. Four civilians and two policemen were injured.

In 1902, when this person was 17 years old, the Bureau of the Census was established. This was the government department that was a boon to family historians - it, even now, is responsible for taking the census and provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States.

In 1916, at the age of 31 years old, Wheeler was alive when in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1934, at the age of 49 years old, Wheeler was alive when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1964, in the year of Wheeler Kitchen's passing, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

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