Alfred Wescott (1911 - 1987)

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Okanogan, Okanogan County, Washington

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1911 - In the year that Alfred Wescott was born, the United States Supreme Court broke up Standard Oil in May. John D. Rockefeller established Standard Oil in 1870 and it was the largest oil refinery at the time. The Supreme Court found that Standard Oil of New Jersey (one of the many iterations of Standard Oil) was guilty of "monopolizing the petroleum industry through a series of abusive and anticompetitive actions". The Court broke up the several entities that comprised Standard Oil and they eventually became competing firms.

1918 - By the time he was merely 7 years old, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

1957 - Alfred was 46 years old 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.

1981 - Alfred was 70 years old when on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

1987 - In the year of Alfred Wescott's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Alfred Wescott died in July 1987 at age 76. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on March 12, 1911. We are unaware of information about Alfred's family or relationships. We know that Alfred Wescott had been residing in Okanogan, Okanogan County, Washington.

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