William Messick (1898 - 1983)

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William Messick
1898 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
William Messick was born on June 18, 1898. He died in November 1983 at age 85. We know that William Messick had been residing in Morristown, Hamblen County, Tennessee 37814.


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William Messick died in November 1983 at 85 years of age. He was born on June 18, 1898. There is no information about William's immediate family. We know that William Messick had been residing in Morristown, Hamblen County, Tennessee 37814.
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1898 - 1983 World Events

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In 1898, in the year that William Messick was born, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1902, he was only 4 years old when the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

In 1956, he was 58 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1973, William was 75 years old when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1983, in the year of William Messick's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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Other William Messicks

William R Messick
Born: around 1927
Tennessee, United States
William v Messick
Born: around 1920
Alabama, United States
William H Messick
Born: around 1927
District Of Columbia, United States
William H Messick
Born: around 1925
Delaware, United States
William D Jr Messick
Born: around 1898
Missouri, United States
William G Messick
Born: around 1926
North Carolina, United States
William W Messick
Born: around 1924
North Carolina, United States
William D Messick
Born: around 1918
Florida, United States
William R Messick
Born: around 1918
United States
William J Messick
Born: around 1914
Pennsylvania, United States
William R Messick
Born: around 1921
United States
William Messick
Born: around 1915
United States
William L Messick
Born: around 1922
District Of Columbia, United States
William C Messick
Born: around 1923
United States
William W Messick
Born: around 1920
United States
William E Messick
Born: around 1914
Pennsylvania, United States
William Messick
Born: around 1916
Connecticut, United States
William B Messick
Born: around 1919
Florida, United States
William H Messick
Born: around 1921
United States
William R Messick
Born: around 1914
Virginia, United States

Other Messicks

Mary Messick
Jun 3, 1908 - February 1986
South Bend, Indiana
Catherine J Messick
Sep 7, 1927 - Oct 2, 2009
Saint Petersburg, FL
Pauline Messick
Jun 25, 1910 - December 1979
South Gate, California
Beulah Messick
Nov 4, 1897 - January 1986
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Florence Messick
Jun 17, 1899 - March 1977
Janesville, Wisconsin
Mary F Messick
Aug 21, 1920 - Jun 2, 1996
Clarice M Messick
May 12, 1923 - May 6, 1993
Louisville, KY
Gordon Messick
Oct 14, 1923 - July 1973
Elsie M Messick
Oct 22, 1901 - Feb 19, 1988
Louisville, KY
Frank A Messick
Jun 28, 1916 - Dec 15, 1999
Charlotte, NC
Lola H Messick
Mar 24, 1919 - Aug 27, 2008
Charlotte, NC
Sally M Messick
May 8, 1920 - August 1989
Dundalk, MD
Frances R Messick
May 20, 1914 - Mar 20, 2010
Munfordville, KY
Charlotte M Messick
Oct 22, 1921 - May 5, 2002
Hollywood, FL
Sally Messick
Aug 13, 1903 - January 1973
Somerset, Kentucky
Frank Messick
Jan 25, 1876 - May 1965
North Carolina
Roy C Messick
Jul 11, 1921 - Feb 26, 2002
Hollywood, FL
Hallie Messick
May 6, 1910 - October 1957
Ruth I Messick
Nov 24, 1913 - Aug 2, 2003
Madisonville, KY
William Messick Jr
May 10, 1921 - Aug 6, 2002
Saint Petersburg, FL

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William Kappey
Apr 9, 1890 - September 1973
Saint Louis, Missouri
George Orear
Mar 6, 1886 - October 1962
Henry Rettinger
Apr 12, 1908 - Jan 12, 1992
Louis Sander
Jul 27, 1902 - November 1969
Saint Louis, Missouri
Andrew Schuessler
Mar 9, 1882 - July 1973
Saint Louis, Missouri
Olga B Smith
Dec 4, 1901 - Mar 23, 1989
Decatur, IL
Kenneth Sparks
Oct 23, 1907 - January 1970
Robert Taylor
Nov 25, 1896 - August 1968
Saint Louis, Missouri
Charles R Todebush
Jul 29, 1909 - Sep 26, 1991
Henry Venneman
Jul 31, 1897 - September 1984
Saint Louis, Missouri
Rene Verhaeghe
Feb 4, 1909 - May 1976
Denver, Colorado
John Wasson
Jul 26, 1886 - August 1965
John Anderson
Jun 30, 1898 - February 1975
Louisville, Kentucky
Edgar Bradley
Dec 8, 1900 - June 1975
Herbert Bradley
May 19, 1895 - August 1982
Richmond, Virginia
Thomas Bradley
Jul 13, 1901 - February 1978
Louisville, Kentucky
Allen Miller
Jun 8, 1901 - November 1976
Louisville, Kentucky
Bert Snyder
Oct 9, 1914 - June 1984
Owensboro, Kentucky
Albert Boie
Feb 11, 1912 - November 1979
Lake Worth, Florida
Oscar Boie
Nov 25, 1899 - May 1982
Lawrence, Massachusetts
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