Dewey Clayton (1899 - 1978)

Dewey Clayton
1899 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Dewey Clayton was born on June 14, 1899. He died in December 1978 at 79 years old. We know that Dewey Clayton had been residing in Cocoa, Brevard County, Florida 32922.
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Dewey Clayton died in December 1978 at 79 years old. He was born on June 14, 1899. There is no information about Dewey's surviving family. We know that Dewey Clayton had been residing in Cocoa, Brevard County, Florida 32922.
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In 1899, in the year that Dewey Clayton was born, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1905, at the age of just 6 years old, Dewey was alive 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 1919, by the time he was 20 years old, Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

In 1951, when he was 52 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1978, in the year of Dewey Clayton's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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c. 1923 - Unknown
Sep 14, 1904 - August 1971
Feb 2, 1957 - December 1989
Feb 16, 1899 - Sep 8, 1990
Dec 26, 1899 - February 1983
Feb 8, 1919 - Apr 1, 2003
Jun 27, 1917 - July 1966
Mar 15, 1922 - Nov 20, 2006
Mar 12, 1918 - May 1985
May 11, 1908 - Jan 29, 1994
Apr 12, 1899 - December 1965
Mar 17, 1927 - Aug 19, 1999
Oct 23, 1905 - Apr 24, 2005
Mar 28, 1905 - October 1975
Jul 15, 1909 - October 1965
Feb 11, 1899 - October 1980
Jan 21, 1923 - July 1977

Other Claytons

Jul 24, 1928 - March 1971
May 31, 1888 - November 1984
Aug 16, 1893 - January 1970
Sep 29, 1942 - Jun 26, 2008
Oct 31, 1946 - Mar 14, 2000
Sep 5, 1903 - Dec 10, 2000
Jun 25, 1915 - Aug 24, 2000
Jul 4, 1910 - October 1970
Jan 3, 1915 - Oct 2, 1998
Nov 11, 1893 - November 1982
Dec 15, 1916 - Oct 7, 1995
Jan 12, 1888 - August 1971
Dec 28, 1898 - Jan 20, 1994
May 24, 1915 - Oct 21, 1997
Jun 27, 1916 - Mar 22, 1992
Feb 2, 1904 - Mar 15, 1989
Aug 17, 1921 - January 1981
Aug 29, 1922 - Dec 23, 1990
Feb 26, 1925 - May 5, 2002
Sep 2, 1919 - Apr 3, 2001

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Dec 24, 1920 - Oct 7, 1996
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Mar 25, 1875 - December 1972
Sep 11, 1915 - Mar 15, 2008
May 12, 1916 - Aug 2, 1992
Oct 20, 1912 - March 1994
May 13, 1920 - Feb 18, 1963
Oct 14, 1915 - Aug 3, 1991
Nov 30, 1915 - Oct 6, 1998
Oct 12, 1917 - October 1983
Jan 2, 1910 - October 1979
Jan 8, 1885 - April 1968
Aug 3, 1911 - February 1983
Sep 22, 1919 - June 1988
May 4, 1920 - Jan 10, 2007
Aug 9, 1896 - June 1966
Nov 11, 1919 - Aug 6, 1996
Oct 6, 1920 - Sep 8, 2010
Jul 19, 1918 - Nov 11, 2006
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