Roger Leon Fitch

30 March 1941–12 November 1987 (Age 46)
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States

The Life of Roger Leon

Roger Leon Fitch was born on 30 March 1941. He died on 12 November 1987, at the age of 46, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 1

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 3

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1967 · The Portland Riots

Age 26

The Portland Riots began as a political rally on July 30, 1967. A group of approximately 100 people gathered in Irving Park to regarding civil rights and discrimination. Rioting began that evening as more people had gathered and began to damage local stores in protest. The rioting ceased after the following evening.

Name Meaning

English: of disputed origin. Reaney rejects the traditional explanation that it is a nickname derived from early modern English fitch ‘polecat’, as this word is not recorded in this form until the 16th century, whereas the byname or surname Fitchet is found as early as the 12th century. He proposes instead that the name may be from Old French fiche ‘stake’ (used as a boundary marker), but with the sense ‘iron point’, and so a metonymic occupational name for a workman who used an ironpointed implement.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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