Willis M Matheny (born 1917)

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Willis M Matheny
1917
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c. 1917
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Pierce County, Washington United States
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Willis M Matheny was born c. 1917. We know that Willis M Matheny had been residing in Pierce County, Washington United States.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Willis M Matheny
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Pierce County, Washington United States
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Grammar School

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Unskilled Lumbermen, Raftsmen, And Woodchoppers

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Military serial#: 39091938
Enlisted: March 10, 1942 in Presidio Of Monterey California
Military branch: Branch Immaterial Warrant Officers, Usa
Rank: Private, Selectees (enlisted Men)
Terms of enlistment: Enlistment For The Duration Of The War Or Other Emergency, Plus Six Months, Subject To The Discretion Of The President Or Otherwise According To Law
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Willis M Matheny was born c. 1917. We have no information about Willis's surviving family. We know that Willis M Matheny had been residing in Pierce County, Washington United States.

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In 1917, in the year that Willis M Matheny was born, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1940, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1976, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1980, 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.

In 1994, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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