Calvin Meredith Watness (1927 - 2006)

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Burial / Funeral

Tahoma National Cemetery
Section 27 Site 446,
18600 Se 240th St, Kent, Wa

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Last Known Residence

Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: TEC5
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Meredith

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1927 - In the year that Calvin Meredith Watness was born, in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

1930 - At the age of only 3 years old, Calvin was alive when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

1955 - By the time he was 28 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

1957 - At the age of 30 years old, Calvin was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

1975 - Calvin was 48 years old when 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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Calvin Meredith Watness passed away on January 19, 2006 at age 78. No cause of death has been entered for Calvin. He was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section 27 Site 446, Kent, Wa. He was born on November 14, 1927. We are unaware of information about Calvin's family. We know that Calvin Meredith Watness had been residing in Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington.

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