William Bloss (1923 - 1986)

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Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

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HOME IN WEST VIRGINIA

HOME IN WEST VIRGINIA

VALENTINE BLOSS AND FAMILY

VALENTINE BLOSS AND FAMILY

VALENTINE BLOSS[ 1844]  AND CHILDREN

VALENTINE BLOSS[ 1844] AND CHILDREN

Vera Bloss Mardis

Vera Bloss Mardis

Clara, Vera, and Thelma Bloss.

Clara, Vera, and Thelma Bloss.

CLARA MARGARET BLOSS

CLARA MARGARET BLOSS

LYDIA PEARL BLOSS

LYDIA PEARL BLOSS

James Blaine Bloss and grandchildren

James Blaine Bloss and grandchildren

Bloss Family and friends

Bloss Family and friends

James and Lydia Bloss Family

James and Lydia Bloss Family

JAMES BLAINE  & LYDIA PEARL BLOSS

JAMES BLAINE & LYDIA PEARL BLOSS

Bloss Sisters

Bloss Sisters

James and Lydia (Pilkinton) Bloss

James and Lydia (Pilkinton) Bloss

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LYDIA PEARL PILKINTON BLOSS HOME IN WEST VIRGINIA VALENTINE BLOSS AND FAMILY VALENTINE BLOSS[ 1844]  AND CHILDREN

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1923 - In the year that William Bloss was born, on August 2, President Warren G. Harding died in office, apparently of a heart attack. He was staying at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after completing a nationwide tour. Suffering from cramps, indigestion, a fever and shortness of breath, his doctor thought he had food poisoning. After several days of being ill, he suddenly shuddered, slumped over, and died. There were rumors of foul play (some thought that his wife had poisoned him because of his affairs) but no evidence has ever been found.

1950 - When he was 27 years old, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

1956 - By the time he was 33 years old, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

1982 - William was 59 years old when on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

1986 - In the year of William Bloss's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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William Bloss passed away in October 1986 at 63 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on April 4, 1923. We are unaware of information about William's surviving family. We know that William Bloss had been residing in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

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