Alva Darraugh (1896 - 1963)

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Alva Darraugh
1896 - 1963
updated February 06, 2019
Alva Darraugh was born on July 8, 1896. He died in July 1963 at 66 years of age. We know that Alva Darraugh had been residing in Colorado.


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Alva Darraugh died in July 1963 at 66 years of age. He was born on July 8, 1896. We are unaware of information about Alva's surviving family. We know that Alva Darraugh had been residing in Colorado.
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In 1896, in the year that Alva Darraugh was born, on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

In 1909, by the time he was merely 13 years old, the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In 1912, when he was 16 years old, the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1926, Alva was 30 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1963, in the year of Alva Darraugh's passing, 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.

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William E Darraugh
Jun 26, 1901 - Oct 15, 1966
Pueblo, CO
Myrtle Darraugh
Dec 4, 1901 - July 1985
Pueblo, Colorado
Margaret E Darraugh
Apr 9, 1901 - Jan 21, 1997
Pueblo, CO
Leatha F Darraugh
Nov 9, 1918 - Jul 29, 1999
Sun City, CA
Frances M Darraugh
Jan 17, 1920 - Aug 7, 2007
Lancaster, CA
James Edward Darraugh
Mar 15, 1951 - Jul 11, 2011
Warrenton, Georgia
Bee Darraugh
Jan 24, 1890 - November 1973
North Hollywood, California
Alexander Darraugh
around 1850 - Nov 18, 1930
Catherine Darraugh
around 1869 - Jul 9, 1908
Dennis F Darraugh
around 1886 - Apr 8, 1932
Ellen L Darraugh
around 1888 - Aug 17, 1936
Harold A Darraugh
around 1907 - Apr 29, 1908
James Darraugh
around 1872 - Mar 6, 1939
John Darraugh
around 1907 - Dec 5, 1908
Margaret T Darraugh
around 1875 - May 29, 1939
Marie Darraugh
around 1916  - Dec 7, 1916
Neil Darraugh
around 1929  - Dec 19, 1929
Sarah Darraugh
around 1857 - Jan 9, 1943
William F Darraugh
around 1897 - Jun 5, 1899

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