William Herny Hewitt Sr

20 June 1936–20 March 1989 (Age 52)
Dunkirk, Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life of William Herny

William Herny Hewitt Sr was born on 20 June 1936, in Dunkirk, Chautauqua, New York, United States. He died on 20 March 1989, at the age of 52.

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1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1941

Age 5

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Four Freedoms

Age 5

President Roosevelt spoke in front of Congress and gave a speech on what Freedoms everyone should be granted. First being the Freedom of Speech. Second, the freedom of Religion, Third, The Freedom from Want, and Fourth, the Freedom from Fear. Being a big deal, FDR didn't just say that all people should have these freedoms because Americans already expected these freedoms.

Name Meaning

1 English, Welsh, and Scottish: from the medieval personal name Huet, a diminutive of Hugh . See also Hew . The surname has also long been established in Ireland.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived in a newly made clearing in a wood, Middle English hewett (Old English hīewet, a derivative of hēawan ‘to chop’,‘to hew’).

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

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