William Franklin Amelang (1912 - 1980)

William Franklin Amelang
1912 - 1980
updated February 17, 2019
William Franklin Amelang was born in 1912 in Iowa. He was born to Bessie Lillian Dyer Amelang and Robert Edward Amelang, with siblings Albert, Anna, Carl, Marie, Fredrick, Mary, and Betty. He died on November 4, 1980 in Grand Junction, Colorado at 68 years of age.

Ashes spread over Tripple Head, Shincol Mountain and Trapper Lake Colorado. Name on the wall at Memorial Gardens Grand Junction Colorado
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William Franklin Amelang
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William
First name
Franklin
Middle name
Amelang
Last name(s)
Frank
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Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado United States
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William Amelang was born in in Iowa
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William Amelang died on in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado United States
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William Amelang was born in in Iowa
William Amelang died on in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado United States
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Death
Had Lung Cancer. Suicide
Cause of death
at Cremation, in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado
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Farm laborer, miner, carpenter. Helped out with gas station in Georgetown Colorado with brother Albert.

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William Franklin Amelang died on November 4, 1980 in Grand Junction, Colorado at age 68. He was buried in Cremation, Grand Junction, Colorado. William was born in 1912 in Iowa. He was born to Bessie Lillian Dyer Amelang and Robert Edward Amelang, with siblings Albert, Anna, Carl, Marie, Fredrick, Mary, and Betty.
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In 1912, in the year that William Franklin Amelang was born, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1940, William was 28 years old when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1952, when he was 40 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1961, by the time he was 49 years old, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1980, in the year of William Franklin Amelang 's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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