Bert Berton Stockon (1894 - 1964)

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William Berton Stockton
1894 - 1964
Born
July 12, 1894
Desdemona, Texas USA
Death
February 1964
Dublin, Texas USA
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Bert Berton Stockon was born on July 12, 1894 in Desdemona, Texas USA. He died in February 1964 in Dublin, Texas USA at 69 years of age. We know that Bert Berton Stockon had been residing in Texas.
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Bert Berton Stockon passed away in February 1964 in Dublin, Texas USA at 69 years old. He was buried in Dublin, Texas USA. He was born on July 12, 1894 in Desdemona, Texas USA. We are unaware of information about William's family or relationships. We know that Bert Berton Stockon had been residing in Texas.

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In 1894, in the year that Bert Berton Stockon was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1910, William was 16 years old when Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1932, when he was 38 years old, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1946, William was 52 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1964, in the year of Bert Berton Stockon's passing, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

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