William Merch Schrecengost (1887 - 1963)

William Merch Schrecengost
1887 - 1963
updated February 06, 2019
William Merch Schrecengost, father to 4 children, was born on August 29, 1887 at Kittanning,PA. He was born to Nathaniel I.Schrecengost and Mary Pauline "Polly" Schrecengost, with siblings Charles, Homer, Grace, Walter, Nellie, Lizzie, Frank, Hannah, and Foust. He married Blanche Louella Rau, and they gave birth to Martha Pauline (Schrecengost) Walthour, Marie Catherine (Schrecengost) Campbell, Frederick Gabriel Schrecengost, and Joseph W. Schrecengost. William died on November 19, 1963 at Kittanning,PA at age 76. We know that William Merch Schrecengost had been residing in Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania United States 16201.
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William Merch Schrecengost
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Male
Gender
William
First name
Merch
Middle name
Schrecengost
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Unknown
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Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania United States 16201
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William Schrecengost was born on at Kittanning,PA,
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William Schrecengost died on at Kittanning,PA,
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William Schrecengost was born on at Kittanning,PA,
William Schrecengost died on at Kittanning,PA,
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at Kittanning Cemetery, RR 6, in Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania United States 16201
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White

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American

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He lived on the Rau Dairy Farm located in Rayburn Township,PA

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William Merch Schrecengost Family Tree

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Parents:

Dec 6, 1855 - c. Jul 20, 1918
c. May 2, 1852 - Unknown
c. Feb 26, 1849 - c. Dec 29, 1881

Siblings:

1884 - Oct 20, 1964
Jul 17, 1894 - Dec 27, 1969
c. Aug 22, 1896 - c. Jun 17, 1973
c. Jan 27, 1898 - c. Jan 15, 1945
c. Sep 21, 1889 - c. Sep 8, 1962
May 15, 1875 - May 2, 1876
May 26, 1872 - c. Dec 27, 1955
October 1880 - Feb 16, 1922

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Spouse:

Apr 5, 1892 - Mar 26, 1950

Children:

Jan 15, 1916 - c. Aug 27, 2008
Unknown - Unknown
c. Sep 9, 1929 - May 30, 2019

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William Merch Schrecengost, father to 4 children, passed away on November 19, 1963 at Kittanning,PA at 76 years old. He was buried in Kittanning Cemetery, Kittanning, Pennsylvania. He was born on August 29, 1887 at Kittanning,PA. He was born to Nathaniel I.Schrecengost and Mary Pauline "Polly" Schrecengost, with siblings Charles, Homer, Grace, Walter, Nellie, Lizzie, Frank, Hannah, and Foust. William married Blanche Louella Rau, and they gave birth to Martha Pauline (Schrecengost) Walthour, Marie Catherine (Schrecengost) Campbell, Frederick Gabriel Schrecengost, and Joseph W. Schrecengost.
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1887 - 1963 World Events

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In 1887, in the year that William Merch Schrecengost was born, on May 9th, Buffalo Bill's Wild West show opened in London. Founded in 1883, the show was attended - twice - by Queen Victoria and adored by audiences who thrilled to his fanciful acts portraying life in the "Wild West."

In 1905, at the age of 18 years old, William was alive when the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1924, he was 37 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1944, William was 57 years old when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1963, in the year of William Merch Schrecengost's passing, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

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