William Merch Schrecengost (1887 - 1963)

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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 George Cravenor Schrecengost, with siblings Charles, Lizzie, Hannah, Foust, Frank, Nellie, Homer, Grace, and Walter. 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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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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Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania United States 16201


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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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Nathaniel I.Schrecengost
Dec 6, 1855 - around Jul 20, 1918
George Cravenor Schrecengost
around Feb 26, 1849 - around Dec 29, 1881
Mary Pauline "Polly" Schrecengost
Born: around May 2, 1852


Charles Ross Schrecengost
1884 - Oct 20, 1964
Lizzie Bell Schrecengost
May 15, 1875 - May 2, 1876
Foust Miller Schrecengost
October 1880 - Feb 16, 1922
Frank Byers Schrecengost
May 26, 1872 - around Dec 27, 1955
Yatesboro, PA, United States
Nellie May Schrecengost
around Sep 21, 1889 - around Sep 8, 1962
Butler, PA, United States
Homer Erwin Schrecengost
1894 - Dec 27, 1969
Kittanning, PA
Grace Mabel (Schrecengost) Harter
around Aug 22, 1896 - around Jun 17, 1973
Walter Labana Schrecengost
around Jan 27, 1898 - around Jan 15, 1945


Blanche Louella Rau
Apr 5, 1892 - Mar 26, 1950
Kittanning, PA, United States



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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 George Cravenor Schrecengost, with siblings Charles, Lizzie, Hannah, Foust, Frank, Nellie, Homer, Grace, and Walter. 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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In 1887, in the year that William Merch Schrecengost was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1900, at the age of merely 13 years old, William was alive when the German physicist Max Planck formulated an energy theory, postulating the existence of "quanta," which lays the groundwork for the quantum theory of modern physics. In December, he introduced a paper on the Planck postulate which stated that E=hv - the energy of a photon is proportional to its frequency times a constant. Planck won a Nobel Prize in 1918 for his work in theoretical Physics.

In 1929, at the age of 42 years old, William was alive when the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1936, he was 49 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

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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Other William Schrecengosts

William Winfield Montgomery Schrecengost
Dec 22, 1873 - Mar 10, 1952
William Paul Schrecengost
Mar 19, 1913 - Dec 27, 1960
William Love Schrecengost
Born: Mar 5, 1856

Other Schrecengosts

Susanna Pamela Schrecengost
Dec 9, 1853 - Jun 22, 1933
Adrian, PA, United States
Sarah Adeline Schrecengost
Dec 4, 1864 - Oct 24, 1941
Adrian, PA, United States
George Schrecengost
Feb 2, 1815 - May 7, 1898
Benjamin Ury Schrecengost
around Sep 6, 1837 - around Feb 14, 1903
Issac Adam Schrecengost
Jan 20, 1839 - around Jun 26, 1839
Daniel Levi Schrecengost
Oct 27, 1842 - Mar 25, 1851
Joseph Mosgrove Schrecengost
Feb 15, 1845 - around Jul 9, 1921
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