Clarence Deford (1886 - 1965)

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Clarence Deford
1886 - 1965
updated February 06, 2019
Clarence Deford was born on January 7, 1886. He died in July 1965 at 79 years of age. We know that Clarence Deford had been residing in Virginia.


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Clarence Deford passed away in July 1965 at 79 years of age. He was born on January 7, 1886. We are unaware of information about Clarence's family or relationships. We know that Clarence Deford had been residing in Virginia.
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In 1886, in the year that Clarence Deford was born, on May 4th, a general strike began in Chicago. Workers were striking for an 8 hour workday and in protest of the killing - by police - of several workers the day before. When an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb, the strike became violent. Seven policemen were killed as well as 4 civilians. It became known as the Haymarket Riot and eventually resulted in an 8 hourwork day as well as commemorations on May 1st for worker's rights.

In 1896, at the age of just 10 years old, Clarence was alive when 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 1905, he was 19 years old when the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1931, when he was 45 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1965, in the year of Clarence Deford's passing, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

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Lois R Deford
Oct 27, 1925 - Jul 15, 1987
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Aug 16, 1922 - May 22, 2009
Chesapeake, VA
Ruth Deford
Sep 5, 1891 - January 1965
Dale Deford
Oct 20, 1937 - April 1966
Helen Deford
Oct 19, 1894 - June 1985
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Robert Deford
Feb 22, 1907 - August 1979
Chesapeake, Virginia
Edward C Deford
Apr 1, 1927 - May 4, 2004
Frankfort, IN
Florence Deford
Sep 6, 1925 - Feb 24, 2008
Lynchburg, VA
S D Deford
Jul 19, 1907 - Mar 11, 1988
Richmond, VA
W Deford
Mar 17, 1904 - November 1972
Norfolk, Virginia
Leslie Deford
Aug 14, 1887 - June 1970
Durham, North Carolina
Rosalie S Deford
Nov 14, 1906 - Mar 5, 1993
Norfolk, VA
Charles G Deford
Jan 24, 1909 - Jun 3, 1991
Norfolk, VA
Joella T Deford
Mar 6, 1898 - Mar 26, 1992
Virginia Beach, VA
George Deford
Mar 4, 1887 - October 1978
Pamplin, Virginia
James Deford
May 16, 1918 - August 1987
Greensboro, Georgia
John Deford
Jul 8, 1915 - April 1989
Evelyn E Deford
Jun 26, 1912 - Jan 21, 2003
Tampa, FL
Nickie v Deford
Jan 31, 1927 - Nov 30, 1989
Spring Grove, PA
Marguerite v Deford
Feb 17, 1924 - Sep 1, 2000
Urbana, OH

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Suffolk, VA
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