Max W. Rider

29 Sep 1920 - 20 May 2004

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Max W. Rider

29 Sep 1920 - 20 May 2004
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'Mr. Plastic' Max W. Rider, born September 29, 1920 to Rowland W. And Romania Faucett Rider in St. George, Utah, died May 20, 2004 at the age of 83. He lived in Kanab until age 8, then moved to Salt Lake City. Attended schools in Salt Lake City, including the University of Utah. He served in World W
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Max W. Rider

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Lake Hills Cemetery

10055 S State St
Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah
United States
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May 31, 2011
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May 31, 2011

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Contributor: Simini Created: 11 months ago Updated: 11 months ago

"Mr. Plastic" Max W. Rider, born September 29, 1920 to Rowland W. And Romania Faucett Rider in St. George, Utah, died May 20, 2004 at the age of 83. He lived in Kanab until age 8, then moved to Salt Lake City. Attended schools in Salt Lake City, including the University of Utah. He served in World War II and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. In 1948 he started the Rider Plastic Co. with his father and brother, Bert. With his family's help, he built his home. Max enjoyed spending time at his cabin with his family. Survived by his wife Gwendolyn; daughter Nancy and son-in-law Kevin Haslam; son Kevin; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a daughter Sally and grandson Kevin N. Rider. Graveside services will be held Monday, May 24, 2004, 11 a.m., at Lake Hills Memorial Park, 10055 S. State Street. In lieu of flowers, to show your love for Max, please send donations to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, P.O. Box 96305, Washington D.C. 20090-6305. Funeral directors: Larkin Mortuary.

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Contributor: Simini Created: 11 months ago Updated: 11 months ago

From the Salt Lake Telegram, April 23, 1947 http://udn.lib.utah.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/tgm24/id/41339/show/41437/rec/2 From the Salt Lake Telegram, June 19, 1947 http://udn.lib.utah.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/tgm24/id/51614/show/51716/rec/3

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1920
Max W. Rider was born on 29 Sep 1920
Max W. Rider was 10 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
1930
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Max W. Rider was 21 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
1941
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Max W. Rider was 33 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
1953
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Max W. Rider was 49 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
1969
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Max W. Rider was 53 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
1973
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Max W. Rider was 62 years old when Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released. Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
1982
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Max W. Rider was 69 years old when Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
1990
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Max W. Rider died on 20 May 2004 at the age of 83
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