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Denton Smith (1907 - 1987)

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Denton Smith
1907 - 1987
Born
August 10, 1907
Death
January 1987
Last Known Residence
Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico 88220
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Denton Smith of Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico was born on August 10, 1907, and died at age 79 years old in January 1987.
Updated: November 10, 2011
Biography ID: 80838747

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Denton Smith passed away at age 79 years old in January 1987. Denton Smith of Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico was born on August 10, 1907.

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Denton Smith lived 8 years longer than the average Smith family member when he died at the age of 79.
The average age of a Smith family member is 71.
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In 1907, in the year that Denton Smith was born, in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

In 1921, Denton was merely 14 years old when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1957, at the age of 50 years old, Denton 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.

In 1963, by the time he was 56 years old, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1987, in the year of Denton Smith's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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