Wade Welborn Obituary

Wade Welborn 1929 – 1974

Wade Welborn of Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia was born on March 19, 1929, and died at age 44 years old in February 1974.

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Wade Welborn passed away at age 44 years old in February 1974. Wade Welborn of Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia was born on March 19, 1929.

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In 1929, in the year that Wade Welborn was born, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

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In 1935, when he was merely 6 years old, the BOI’s name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI’s responsibility is to “detect and prosecute crimes against the United States”.

In 1942, at the age of just 13 years old, Wade was alive when on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1956, at the age of 27 years old, Wade was alive when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1974, in the year of Wade Welborn’s passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 – granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst – was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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