William Brushaber (1897 - 1967)

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William Brushaber
1897 - 1967
updated February 06, 2019
William Brushaber was born on February 17, 1897. He died in March 1967 at 70 years of age. We know that William Brushaber had been residing in Marinette, Marinette County, Wisconsin 54143.


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William Brushaber died in March 1967 at age 70. He was born on February 17, 1897. We have no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William Brushaber had been residing in Marinette, Marinette County, Wisconsin 54143.
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In 1897, in the year that William Brushaber was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1903, at the age of just 6 years old, William was alive when two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

In 1926, at the age of 29 years old, William was alive when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1940, when he was 43 years old, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1967, in the year of William Brushaber's passing, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

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Joyce M Brushaber
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Marie Brushaber
Aug 10, 1914 - Jul 27, 1995
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June Brushaber
Apr 25, 1921 - Feb 6, 2010
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Leona H Brushaber
Feb 10, 1914 - May 14, 2004
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Bertha Brushaber
Jul 27, 1889 - June 1976
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Lilly Brushaber
Sep 17, 1893 - December 1972
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Robert P Brushaber
Dec 6, 1932 - Jan 29, 2007
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Nora Brushaber
Mar 10, 1915 - Sep 2, 1988
Lake Geneva, WI
R A Brushaber
Sep 26, 1959 - June 1997
Rebecca L Brushaber
Sep 12, 1948 - Jan 11, 1992
Las Vegas, NV
Arlene Brushaber
Apr 23, 1953 - Apr 23, 2002
Las Vegas, NV
Henry Brushaber
Dec 14, 1894 - August 1983
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Merrill L. Brushaber
Born: around 1937
Eunice (Whitsel) Brushaber
Born: around 1941
Robert P. Brushaber
Born: around 1978
Jennifer D. (Boltin) Brushaber
Born: around 1974
Lester C. Brushaber Jr
Born: around 1957
Debra L. (Newcomb) Brushaber
Born: around 1955
John W. Brushaber
Born: around 1969
Michelle L. (Hisle) Brushaber
Born: around 1969

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