Barney Floyd (1917 - 2009)

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Barney Floyd
1917 - 2009
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April 11, 1917
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July 25, 2009
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High Springs, Alachua County, Florida 32643
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Barney Floyd was born on April 11, 1917. He died on July 25, 2009 at 92 years old. We know that Barney Floyd had been residing in High Springs, Alachua County, Florida 32643.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Barney Floyd died on July 25, 2009 at 92 years old. He was born on April 11, 1917. We have no information about Barney's immediate family. We know that Barney Floyd had been residing in High Springs, Alachua County, Florida 32643.

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In 1917, in the year that Barney Floyd was born, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1925, he was merely 8 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1953, when he was 36 years old, on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1961, when he was 44 years old, on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1998, at the age of 81 years old, Barney was alive when on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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