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World War II Soldier America/USA  Wallace David  French

  (b. 27 August 1924Lewiston, Maine, USA   d. 18 June 1975Chelsea, Maine, USA )  

Wallace David French was born 27 August 1924 in Lewiston, Maine, USA. Wallace David French was the child of James Lincoln French and Susan Louise Hanscom and the grandchild of: (paternal)  David Albion French and Eunice Hannah Cobb

He married  Helen Bernice Foster 2 July 1946 in Poland, Maine, USA .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Helen Bernice Foster  was born 8 October 1928 in Poland, Maine, USA .  She died 6 May 2003 in Madison, Maine, USA . 

Wallace David French died 18 June 1975 in Chelsea, Maine, USA .


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Wallace David French married America/USA Helen Bernice Foster-- Date: 2 July 1946 Place: Poland, Maine, USA
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Lewiston Evening Journal, Lewiston, Maine
July 6, 1946

Name of Groom: Wallace D. FRENCH
Groom's Place of Residence: Poland, Me.
Name of Bride: Hellen B. FOSTER
Bride's Place of Residence: Mechanic Falls, Me.
Marriage Date: Tuesday, 2 July 1946
Marriage Certificate Number: Not available

Source citation: "Maine Marriages, 1892-1966, 1977-1996," database, Maine Genealogy (www.mainegenealogy.net/ individual_marriage_record.asp?id=254627 : accessed 3 Jun 2012), entry for Wallace D. FRENCH and Hellen B. FOSTER, Tuesday, 2 July 1946, citing Maine Vital Records.

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Invention 1926 - The aerosol can is invented (Erik Rotheim, Norway)
"On November 23, 1927, Norwegian engineer Erik Rotheim (also spelled Eric Rotheim) patented the first aerosol can and valve that could hold and dispense products and propellant systems. This was the...Read MORE...


USA 1926 - November 11 – U.S. Route 66 is established.


Traveling Route 66
Smithsonian Channel (www.youtube.com)
www.wikipedia.org - November 11, 1926

USA 1927 - May 20–21 – Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo, nonstop transatlantic airplane flight, carried out from New York City to Paris, France, in his single-engined aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis.

The Lindbergh Story by Questar Video (www.youtube.com)


PROUD AND HAPPY ...Read MORE...


Invention 1928 - Sliced bread (bread slicing machine) is invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder (United States)
"...The first automatically sliced commercial loaves were produced on July 6, 1928, in Chillicothe, Missouri, using a machine invented by Otto Rohwedder, an Iowa-born, Missouri-based jeweler....Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1929 - March 4 - Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) becomes 31st President of the United States
In the election of 1928, Hoover overwhelmed Gov. Alfred E. Smith of New York, the Democratic candidate and the first Roman Catholic to run for the presidency. He soon faced the worst depression in...Read MORE...


World History 1929 - February 11 - Independent State of Vatican City created by Lateran Treaty
Lateran Concordat of 1929
On February 11th, 1929, an historic treaty was signed between the Italian Government and the Vatican re-establishing the political power and diplomatic standing of the...Read MORE...


USA 1929 - St Valentine's Day Massacre
Gunmen of Alphonse Capone (1899-1947) murder seven rival Chicago mobsters in the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre."

www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ illinois.html - February 14, 1929

USA 1929 - October 24–29 – Wall Street Crash of 1929: Three multi-digit percentage drops wipe out more than $30 billion from the New York Stock Exchange (10 times greater than the annual budget of the federal government).

1929 : The Great Crash.
Mary Kelley (www.youtube.com)


In the 1920s,...Read MORE...


1930 Poland, Androscoggin, Maine
name: Wallace D French
event: Census
event date: 1930
event place: Poland, Androscoggin, Maine
gender: Male
age: 5
marital status: Single
race: White
birthplace: Maine
estimated birth year: 1925
immigration year:
relationship to head of household: Son
father's...Read MORE...


Invention 1930 - Scotch tape is invented (Richard Drew (3M), United States)
"...Back in the ’20s, Scotch was a synonym for 'cheap.' Richard Drew, a 23-year-old research assistant at Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, was trying to create a sticky-but-not-too-sticky adhesive ...Read MORE...


World History 1930 - February 18 - Pluto is discovered
Pluto was discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh.

The existence of an unknown ninth planet was first proposed by Percival Lowell, who theorized ...Read MORE...


USA 1930 - July 7 - Construction begins on the Hoover Dam (originally known as the Boulder Dam)


The Story of Hoover Dam
The Best Film Archives...Read MORE...


Invention 1931 - The paper towel is invented (Arthur Scott, United States)
"Arthur Scott, head of [Scott Paper Company], had big trouble. An entire railroad car full of paper, unloaded at his plant, wasn't good for anything because the paper had been rolled too thick for...Read MORE...


USA 1931 - March 3 – The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the United States National anthem.
ANTHEM BILL PASSED
WASHINGTON - March 3 - (AP) - The Senate today passed and sent to the House a bill to make "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem. The bill was approved without debate...Read MORE...


USA 1931 - May 1 - The Empire State Building Opens
President Herbert Hoover pressed a button in Washington, D.C., and on came the lights in the world's tallest skyscraper. Before that, the Chrysler Building briefly held the record at 1046 feet....Read MORE...


USA 1932 - May 20–May 21 – Amelia Earhart flies from the USA to Derry, Northern Ireland in 14 hours 54 minutes.
Amelia Earhart is First Woman to Fly Atlantic Ocean Alone

New York, May 21. (AP) - Word was received here this afternoon that Mrs. Putnam had taken off in her own plane for London.

Culmore,...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1933 - March 4 - Franklin D. Roosevelt (1822-1945) becomes 32nd President of the United States - The only President to be elected four times.
In 1932, Roosevelt received the Democratic nomination for president and immediately launched a campaign that brought new spirit to a weary and discouraged nation. He defeated Hoover by a wide margin. ...Read MORE...


USA 1933 - March, The Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "Bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.


The Causes of The Great Depression
Reading Through History...Read MORE...


USA 1933 - April 5 - President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a national emergency and issues Executive Order 6102, making it illegal for U.S. citizens to own substantial amounts of monetary gold or bullion.
Issues A New Call For Gold
Roosevelt Orders Return to Federal Reserve Banks of All Amounts over $100 Held by Individuals.
WOULD EASE EMBARGO
Treasury to Issue licenses Permitting Use of Gold in...Read MORE...


USA 1933 - April 19 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.
U.S. Off the Gold Standard
First Time in Half Century

United States' Action in Leaving Gold Standard Felt Over the World
(By The Associated Press).

The first official departure of the United...Read MORE...


USA 1933 - November 8 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed.

www.wikipedia.org - November 8, 1933

USA 1933 - December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.
Obey Rum Law, F.D.R. Urges
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. (AP) - President Roosevelt late today signed a proclamation declaring the prohibition amendment had been repealed.

In the proclamation, the...Read MORE...


Invention 1934 - The metal beverage can is invented (American Can Co., United States)


USA 1934 - April 12 - Winds atop Mount Washington, NH, averaged 186 mph for five minutes, with a peak gust of 231 mph, the highest wind speed ever clocked in the world.

WeatherForYou.com - April 12, 1934

USA 1935 - Dust Bowl: The great dust storm in the United States hits eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma the hardest.

Weather History: 1935 Black Sunday Dust Storm
(www.youtube.com)

LIFE IN ...Read MORE...


USA 1935 - August 14 – United States President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law.
Roosevelt Sees New Steps To Social Security For Nation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. (AP). - President Roosevelt, embarking the government on the New Deal's vast social security program, forsees further...Read MORE...


USA 1935 - September 30 - Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder Dam (later to be known as Hoover Dam)
Government Spending Is To Be Ended
Private Industry Mus Now Maintain Recovery Pay Says F.R.

by Frederick A. Storm
United Press White House Correspondent

BOULDER DAM, Nev., Sept. 30 (U.P.) -...Read MORE...


News 1936 - Lewiston-New Auburn Bridge Breaks in Two
136 DEAD, 200,000 HOMELESS AND $300,000,000 DAMAGE IN FLOOD
Estimate Eight Thousand Homeless in Maine
Lewiston-New Auburn Bridge Breaks in Two
The Most Important Bridge in Maine Today
Wild...Read MORE...


USA 1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster:
In the United States, the German airship Hindenburg bursts into flame when mooring to a mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 36 passengers and 61 crew on board, 13 passengers and 22 crew die, as...Read MORE...


USA 1937 - July 2 - Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappear after taking off from New Guinea during Earhart's attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world.
STARTED JUNE 1 ON WORLD HOP 'JUST FOR FUN'
First Attempt at Hazardous Trip Halted by Accident
SWITCHED DIRECTION
First Plan to Fly Westward Changed to Eastward Itinerary

WASHINGTON, July 2 (AP) ...Read MORE...


Invention 1938 - October 27 - Du Pont announces a name for its new synthetic yarn: "nylon".

www.wikipedia.org - October 27, 1938

Invention 1938 - The ballpoint pen is invented (Lazlo Biro, Hungary)


USA 1938 - October 24 - The minimum wage is established by law in the United States.

www.wikipedia.org - October 24, 1938

USA 1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City


World History 1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland

September 1, 1939

1940 Poland, Androscoggin, Maine
name: Wallace D French
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event: Census
event year: 1940
event place: Poland Town, Androscoggin, Maine, United States
gender: Male
age: 15
marital status: Single
race (original): White
race (standardized): White
relationship to head of household (original): Son
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World History 1940 - May 10 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain

May 10, 1940

USA 1941 - January 13 – All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law.

www.wikipedia.org - January 13, 1941

USA 1941 – June 16 - National Airport opens in Washington, DC.
The airlines draw straws to determine who would land at National Airport first and American Airlines wins the honor. The airplane is piloted by Bennett H. Griffin, who becomes the manager of National ...Read MORE...


USA 1941 - December 7 - Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Aircraft flying from Imperial Japanese Navy carriers launch a surprise attack on the United States fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, thus drawing the United States into World...Read MORE...


USA 1941 - December 8 - WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech"

WarArchives (www.youtube.com)

President of the United States Franklin D. ...Read MORE...


World History 1941 - December 11 - Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. The U.S. responds in kind.

www.wikipedia.org - December 11, 1941

USA 1942 - February 2 – WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an executive order directing the internment of Japanese Americans and the seizure of their property.


This Was Life for Japanese-Americans During WWII
Smithsonian Channel...Read MORE...


USA 1942 - June 4–June 7 – WWII: The Battle of Midway: The Japanese naval advance in the Pacific is halted.


Naval History and Heritage Command (www.youtube.com) - June 7, 1942

USA 1942 - November 28 - Cocoanut Grove fire: A fire in the Cocoanut Grove night club in Boston, Massachusetts, kills 491.
DEATH TOLL JUMPS TO 477 IN COCOANUT GROVE DISASTER. BOSTON HOLOCAUST ONE OF NATION'S WORST FIRES - MORE THAN 300 OF THE DEAD NOW IDENTIFIED.

Boston, Nov. 30 (AP) - A tiny match flame in the hands...Read MORE...


USA 1942 - December 1 – Gasoline rationing begins in the United States.
License Numbers To Be on Coupons

When individuals obtain their basic "A" gasoline rationing book, they must write their license number and states in which the automobile was registered on the back ...Read MORE...


USA 1943 - February 7 – WWII: In the United States, it is announced that shoe rationing will go into effect in 2 days.
Steps in Rationing Listed

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (AP) - Step forward in your last pair of unrationed shoes and consider 13 months of rationing in the United States -

Tires came first. A buying...Read MORE...


USA 1943 - Penicillin first used successfully to treat a patient
PENICILLIN IS NEW ERA IN MEDICINE

Changes Method Of War On Germs; Pales "Glory" Of Sulfa

By Howard W. Blakeslee
NEW YORK, Aug. 2. - (AP) - A new era in medicine, the conquest of germs by...Read MORE...


Invention 1944 - Sunscreen is invented (Benjamin Green, United States)


World History 1944 - June 6 - WWII – D-Day:

Archive Video Of The D-Day Normandy Landings
Sky News...Read MORE...


Invention 1945 - The atomic bomb is invented (J. Robert Oppenheimer, et al., United States)


U.S. Presidents 1945 - April 12 - Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) becomes 33rd President of the United States
Elected vice president in 1944, Truman became president upon Roosevelt's sudden death in April 1945 and was immediately faced with the problems of winding down the war against the Axis and preparing...Read MORE...


World History 1945 - August 6 – WWII: Atomic bombing of Hiroshima: A United States B-29 Superfortress, the Enola Gay, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Little Boy", on Hiroshima, Japan, at 8:15 a.m. (local time).
Blasting of Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Kills 150,000
...All Living Things Seared To Death, Tokyo Says

OKINAWA, Aug. 8 - (NS) - At least 150,000 Japanese were estimated today to have been killed...Read MORE...


World History 1945 - August 9 - Atomic bombing of Nagasaki: A United States B-29 Bomber, Bockscar, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Fat Man", on Nagasaki, Japan, at 11:02 a.m. (local time).
Another Atomic Bomb Dropped on Enemy City
Important Kyushu City of Nagasaki Struck With 'Good Results'; Other B29s Leave Four Major Targets Afire

GUAM, Aug. 9 (AP) - The world's most destructive...Read MORE...


World History 1945 - September 2 - World War II ends

The Best Film Archives (www.youtube.com)

WORLD IS AT PEACE
Japan...Read MORE...


1946 Marriage / Partner
Wallace David French and Helen Bernice Foster 2 July 1946, Poland, Maine, USA

World History 1947 - February 25 - The German state of Prussia is officially abolished by the Allied Control Council.

www.wikipedia.org - February 25, 1947

World History 1948 - The State of Israel is officially created


Invention 1948 - Velcro is invented (George de Mestral, Switzerland)


World History 1949 - Communists under Mao assume power in China


World History 1949 - The Soviet Union successfully detonates an atomic weapon


USA 1950 - January 31 - President Harry S. Truman orders the development of the hydrogen bomb, in response to the detonation of the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb in 1949

www.wikipedia.org - January 31, 1950

World History 1950 - June 25 - Korean War begins when North Korean forces invade South Korea
Armed forces from communist North Korea smash into South Korea, setting off the Korean War. The United States, acting under the auspices of the United Nations, quickly sprang to the defense of South...Read MORE...


USA 1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk, University of Pittsburg, announced successful testing of polio vaccine

www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ patimeln.htm -

U.S. Presidents 1953 - January 20 - Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) becomes 34th President of the United States
At the Republican convention of 1952 in Chicago, Eisenhower won the presidential nomination on the first ballot in a close race with Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio. In the election, he defeated Gov....Read MORE...


World History 1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends
After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and South Korea agree to an armistice, bringing the Korean War to an end. The...Read MORE...


World History 1957 - October 4 - USSR launches Sputnik 1 - Space race begins
Russian People Tickled Pink at Success of Their Sputnik

MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian people are tickled pink that their scientists have grabbed the lead from the Americans in the satellite field. But ...Read MORE...


USA 1958 - NASA formed


USA 1960 - Civil Rights Act of 1960
The Civil Rights Act of 1960 (enacted May 6, 1960) was a United States federal law that established federal inspection of local voter registration polls and introduced penalties for anyone who...Read MORE...


USA 1961 - Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon


World History 1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall


U.S. Presidents 1961 - January 20 - John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) becomes 35th President of the United States
On November 22, 1963, when he was hardly past his first thousand days in office, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullets as his motorcade wound through Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was...Read MORE...


USA 1962 - April 21 - Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens

www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ washington.html - April 21, 1962

USA 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis


U.S. Presidents 1963 - Novmember 22 - Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) becomes 36th President of the United States following the assassination of John F. Kennedy
At the height of his power as Senate leader, Johnson sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1960. When he lost to John F. Kennedy, he surprised even some of his closest associates by...Read MORE...


USA 1963 - I Have a Dream Speech - Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963.


USA 1963 - November 22 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas

JFK assassination: Cronkite informs a shocked nation
CBS Sunday Morning...Read MORE...


USA 1964 - April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City


USA 1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964
This act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made...Read MORE...


USA 1965 - Vietnam War - First U.S. ground combat forces arrive in South Vietnam


USA 1968 - Civil Rights Act of 1968
Also known as the Fair Housing Act of 1968
Congress passed the act in an effort to impose a comprehensive solution to the problem of unlawful discrimination in housing based on race, color, sex,...Read MORE...


Invention 1968 - The ATM is invented (Don Wetzel, United States)


USA 1968 - Marin Luther King, Jr. Killed

CBS News (www.youtube.com)

April 4, 1968: U.S. civil rights leader...Read MORE...


USA 1968 - Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy assassinated on June 6 in Los Angeles


U.S. Presidents 1969 - January 20 - Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994) becomes 37th President of the United States

January 20, 1969

World History 1969 - July 20 - Apollo 11 - Man lands on the moon

Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing
Reading Through History...Read MORE...


USA 1970 - April 22 - The First Earth Day
Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was disturbed that an issue as important as our environment was not addressed in politics or by the media, so he created the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970. An ...Read MORE...


USA 1970 - Kent State shootings - May 4 - Kent, Ohio


USA 1972 - Watergate


USA 1973 - March 29 – The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam.

March 29, 1973

USA Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974
Equal Credit Opportunity Act passes in the US. Until then, banks required single, widowed or divorced women to bring a man along to cosign any credit application, regardless of their income. They...Read MORE...


USA 1974 - Richard Nixon resigns Presidency over Watergate


U.S. Presidents 1974 - August 9 - Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) becomes 38th President of the United States after the resignation of Richard M. Nixon

August 9, 1974

1975 Death
Name: Wallace D. FRENCH
Date of Death: Wednesday, 18 June 1975
Place of Death: Chelsea, Me.
Age: 50 years
Death Certificate Number: 7504612

Source citation: "Maine Deaths, 1956-1997," database, Maine Genealogy (www.mainegenealogy.net/ individual_death_record.asp?id=108258 : accessed 3 ...Read MORE...



Wallace French
POLAND - Wallace D. French, 51, died Wednesday night at the Veteran's Hospital, Togus, following a long illness.

He was born at Lewiston, August 27, 1924, the son of James L and Susie Hanscom French. He attended Poland schools and was a graduate of Mechanic Falls High School and had been employed in a local paper mill. He was a member of the Minot Corner Methodist Church, a veteran of WWII, a former member and past commander of the Nathan Herrick Post, VFW. He was married July 2, 1946, to Helen Foster, who survives.

Other survivors include his step-mother, Mrs. Ruby French, Lewiston; two sons, Wesley, Auburn, and Gary, Poland; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Colbath, Poland, and Mrs. Patricia Beauchesne, Lewiston; and three grandchildren.

Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, June 20, 1975
Highland Cemetery West Poland Androscoggin County Maine, USA

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