William Edgar Helman Sr (1908 - 2005)

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Burial / Funeral

Willamette National Cemetery
Section LL Site 1045,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: SSGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Edgar

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1908 - In the year that William Edgar Helman Sr was born, a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

1913 - By the time he was merely 5 years old, 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.

1929 - By the time he was 21 years old, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

1964 - William was 56 years old when 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.

1988 - When he was 80 years old, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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William Edgar Helman Sr passed away on February 10, 2005 at 97 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for William. He was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section LL Site 1045, Portland, Or. He was born on January 25, 1908. We are unaware of information about William's family or relationships. We know that William Edgar Helman Sr had been residing in Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon.

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