Cecil Williams

(1903 - 1976)

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Cecil Williams
1903 - 1976
Born
January 27, 1903
Death
April 1976
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North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72114
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Cecil Williams was born on January 27, 1903. He died in April 1976 at 73 years of age. We know that Cecil Williams had been residing in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72114.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Cecil Williams died in April 1976 at 73 years old. He was born on January 27, 1903. We are unaware of information about Cecil's immediate family. We know that Cecil Williams had been residing in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72114.

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In 1903, in the year that Cecil Williams was born, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in June after Henry Ford left another car company he founded in 1901 (which became the Cadillac Motor Company). He began Ford Motor Company with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, two of whom (the Dodge brothers) later began their own car company. Henry Ford improved on assembly line techniques and has been so successful that his family still controls a very popular Ford line of cars and trucks.

In 1919, he was 16 years old when the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

In 1947, he was 44 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1969, at the age of 66 years old, Cecil was alive when one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1976, in the year of Cecil Williams's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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c. 1922 - Aug 14, 1944 1922 - 1944
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c. 1894 - Sep 27, 1918 1894 - 1918
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c. 1899 - Aug 22, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1887 - Apr 26, 1915 1887 - 1915
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c. 1900 - Sep 22, 1940 1900 - 1940
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c. 1897 - Mar 6, 1916 1897 - 1916
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c. 1899 - Mar 21, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1920 - Oct 5, 1944 1920 - 1944
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c. 1916 - Aug 19, 1942 1916 - 1942
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c. 1891 - Jan 4, 1916 1891 - 1916
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c. 1909 - Jun 26, 1941 1909 - 1941
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c. 1911 - Nov 20, 1943 1911 - 1943
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Feb 6, 1914 - Jul 22, 1999 1914 - 1999
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Jul 6, 1903 - Feb 1980 1903 - 1980
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Sep 30, 1889 - Jul 1970 1889 - 1970
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Nov 1, 1892 - May 1972 1892 - 1972
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Dec 23, 1909 - Feb 1995 1909 - 1995
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Nov 6, 1916 - Oct 23, 2006 1916 - 2006
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Dec 15, 1907 - Apr 13, 1996 1907 - 1996
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Mar 2, 1897 - May 1982 1897 - 1982
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Apr 10, 1886 - May 1981 1886 - 1981
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May 16, 1898 - Apr 4, 1998 1898 - 1998
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Apr 8, 1913 - Oct 21, 1975 1913 - 1975
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May 14, 1896 - Jun 1968 1896 - 1968
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Apr 27, 1919 - Mar 1978 1919 - 1978
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Oct 28, 1907 - Jan 1977 1907 - 1977

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Jul 15, 1905 - Apr 1983 1905 - 1983
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Jun 17, 1912 - Jan 1976 1912 - 1976
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Feb 11, 1889 - Sep 1973 1889 - 1973
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Oct 9, 1894 - Oct 1975 1894 - 1975
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Mar 27, 1897 - Feb 1972 1897 - 1972
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