Advertisement
Advertisement

William Reitz (1904 - 1994)

A photo of William Reitz
Add photo
William Reitz
1904 - 1994
Born
March 23, 1904
Death
August 2, 1994
Last Known Residence
Fresno, Fresno County, California 93710
Summary
William Reitz of Fresno, Fresno County, California was born on March 23, 1904, and died at age 90 years old on August 2, 1994.
Updated: November 12, 2011
Biography ID: 90014172

William Reitz's Biography

Family, friend, or fan this Collaborative Biography is for you to show & tell William's life so that he is always remembered.
About William

Introduction

This section is to introduce William Reitz with highlights of his life and how he is remembered. Select the pencil to add details.
Looking for another William Reitz?
William Reitz
Most commonly known as
William Reitz
Full legal name
None stated
Other names or aliases

Name & aliases

Fresno, Fresno County, California 93710
Last place lived

Last residence

March 23, 1904
Birthday
Unknown
Birth location

Birth details

Advertisement

Ethnicity & Family History

What is William's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was William born and where did he live?

Education

Did William finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did William attend?

Religion

dd/mm/yyyy
Baptism date
Unknown
Place of worship

Baptism date & location

Was William a religious man?

Professions

Share what William did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of William's life. Experiences, organizations, & how he spent his time.

Military Service

Did William serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?
August 2, 1994
Death date
Unknown
Cause of death
Unknown
Death location

Death details

dd/mm/yyyy
Funeral date
Grave or burial unknown
Burial location

Gravesite & burial

Obituary

The below was generated. Please share William's obituary if available, or write one in your own words to preserve his memory.
William Reitz passed away at age 90 years old on August 2, 1994. William Reitz of Fresno, Fresno County, California was born on March 23, 1904.

Average Age & Life Expectancy

William Reitz lived 15 years longer than the average Reitz family member when he died at the age of 90.
The average age of a Reitz family member is 75.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Memories: Stories & Photos

Who is William Reitz to you? Share memories and family stories, photos, or ask questions.
Through sharing we discover more together.
Loading...one moment please
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Family Tree & Friends

William's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Reitz family tree.

William's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
William Reitz William Reitz
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add William's family friends, and his friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio
Advertisement
Advertisement
Followers & Sources
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

1904 - 1994 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during William's lifetime.

In 1904, in the year that William Reitz was born, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1915, William was merely 11 years old when in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1935, at the age of 31 years old, William was alive when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1973, he was 69 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 1994, in the year of William Reitz's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Other Biographies

Other William Reitz Biographies

Other Reitz Family Biographies

Back to Top