Albert Jean DeForest (1888 - 1975)

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He traveled the world in the 1920s and 30s working as a Steward and Waiter aboard passenger ships. PLEASE look below at the photo. I have no idea who all these people are in the photo. Albert DeForest is the 6th from the right. I believe some of these people may be from the Utica, NY area or Herkimer. My grandfather was possibly born in Quebec or Gorgoglione, Italy. His mother's maiden name may be Melfi. Any Grande family in this photo? I would say it was taken between 1915-1925.

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Quebec City, Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec County, Quebec Canada

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NC United States

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1888 - In the year that Albert Jean DeForest was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

1917 - When he was 29 years old, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

1924 - By the time he was 36 years old, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

1964 - By the time he was 76 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

1975 - In the year of Albert Jean DeForest's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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Albert Jean DeForest died on June 19, 1975 in North Carolina at 86 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Albert. He was born on November 23, 1888 in Quebec City, Quebec , Canada. There is no information about Albert's family.

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