William A Sherfesee (1913 - 1998)

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William A (Bill) Sherfesee
1913 - 1998
Born
October 25, 1913
Death
January 6, 1998
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Houston, Harris County, Texas 77096
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William A Sherfesee was born on October 25, 1913. His maiden name is Bill and he married into the Sherfesee family. He died on January 6, 1998 at 84 years old. We know that William A Sherfesee had been residing in Houston, Harris County, Texas 77096.
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William A Sherfesee passed away on January 6, 1998 at 84 years old. He was buried in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery Section H Site 204, San Antonio, Texas . He was born on October 25, 1913. There is no information about William's family. We know that William A Sherfesee had been residing in Houston, Harris County, Texas 77096.

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In 1913, in the year that William A Sherfesee was born, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1961, at the age of 48 years old, William was alive when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1976, at the age of 63 years old, William was alive when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1983, when he was 70 years old, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

In 1998, in the year of William A Sherfesee's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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