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Abial E Westgate (1899 - 1990)

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Abial E Westgate
1899 - 1990
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April 8, 1899
Death
October 21, 1990
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Wareham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 02571
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Abial E Westgate was born on April 8, 1899. Abial died on October 21, 1990 at age 91. We know that Abial E Westgate had been residing in Wareham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 02571.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Abial E Westgate died on October 21, 1990 at age 91. Abial was born on April 8, 1899. We have no information about Abial's immediate family. We know that Abial E Westgate had been residing in Wareham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 02571.
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In 1899, in the year that Abial E Westgate was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1936, this person was 37 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1957, at the age of 58 years old, Abial was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1963, this person was 64 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1990, in the year of Abial E Westgate's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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