William Francis Finedore Jr (1923 - 2010)

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William Francis Finedore
1923 - 2010
April 11, 1923
March 20, 2010
Last Known Residence
Northbrook, Cook County, Illinois 60062
William Francis Finedore Jr was born on April 11, 1923. He is the child of John Finedore and Clara Finedore, with sibling John. According to his family tree, William was father to 5 children. He married Grace M Finedore, and they had children William Finedore Jr., Thomas E. Finedore, James G. Finedore, Nancy Finedore, and Jeffery Finedore. He died on March 20, 2010 at 86 years old. We know that William Francis Finedore Jr had been residing in Northbrook, Cook County, Illinois 60062.
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Northbrook, Cook County, Illinois 60062
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May 25, 2010
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 20953 W Hoff Rd, in Elwood, Illinois United States 60421
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WILLIAM F. FINEDORE Obituary | Condolences William F. Finedore, 86, WWII veteran, March 20, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Grace, nee Brush; loving father of William (Janet), Thomas, James, Nancy, and Jeff (Kim) Finedore; dear grandpa of Tara, Cori, Charles, Will, Ashley, Leona, Stevie and Joseph; Proud great-grandfather of eight. William was a volunteer swim coach for Northbrook Park District and North Suburban YMCA for several decades. Memorial Service and interment will be held Friday May 28, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Joliet. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Midwest Palliative and Hospice Care Center, 2050 Claire Ct. Glenview, IL 60025. or United States Marines Toys for Tots Foundation, Gift Processing Center, 18251 Quantico Gateway Dr. Triangle VA, 22172. Arrangements by N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home , Glenview, Funeral Info 847-998-1020. - See more at: [external link]

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In 1923, in the year that William Francis Finedore Jr was born, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1933, when he was merely 10 years old, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1941, he was 18 years old when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1950, by the time 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.

In 1974, William was 51 years old when on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

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