Shirley Jeanne Gratzol

20 December 1928–10 September 1996 (Age 67)
South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States

The Life of Shirley Jeanne

When Shirley Jeanne Gratzol was born on 20 December 1928, in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, her father, Otto Paul Graczol, was 27 and her mother, Irene Susan Horvath, was 19. She married Paul Joseph Fodge on 13 January 1951, in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States. She died on 10 September 1996, in Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Florida, United States, at the age of 67.

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Paul Joseph Fodge
Shirley Jeanne Gratzol
Marriage: 13 January 1951

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13 January 1951
South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 13

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 19

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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  • Shirley J Gratzal in household of Otto Gratzal, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Shirley Jean Gratzol in entry for Paul Joseph Fodge, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Shirley Gratzol in entry for Paul J. Fodge, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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