Edgar Defoy (1906 - 1984)

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Edgar Defoy
1906 - 1984
updated February 06, 2019
Edgar Defoy was born on December 14, 1906. He died in July 1984 at 77 years of age. We know that Edgar Defoy had been residing in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.


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Edgar Defoy passed away in July 1984 at 77 years of age. He was born on December 14, 1906. There is no information about Edgar's surviving family. We know that Edgar Defoy had been residing in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
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In 1906, in the year that Edgar Defoy was born, Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

In 1926, at the age of 20 years old, Edgar was alive when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1948, when he was 42 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1975, he was 69 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1984, in the year of Edgar Defoy's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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Mar 22, 1909 - March 1981
Morris M Defoy
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John Defoy
Mar 24, 1918 - December 1978
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Sharon D Defoy
Nov 7, 1965 - Oct 21, 2008
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J Defoy
May 18, 1923 - Jul 12, 1984
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George Defoy
Jan 9, 1903 - May 1958
Virginia R Defoy
Oct 6, 1928 - Mar 18, 1974
John Defoy
May 14, 1895 - January 1981
Swansea, SC
James B Defoy
Aug 24, 1947 - Apr 30, 1993
Erie, PA
Mildred Defoy
Aug 12, 1888 - January 1983
Erie, Pennsylvania
Delores Defoy
Jul 6, 1885 - July 1964
New York
Edmond H Defoy
Mar 31, 1906 - Feb 8, 1998
Elmhurst, IL
Robert M Defoy
Feb 7, 1931 - Jun 7, 1996
Summerville, GA
Alma Defoy
Dec 26, 1907 - Dec 11, 1987
Geneva, IL
Paul Defoy
Nov 13, 1904 - October 1977
Elgin, Illinois
Margaret Defoy
Aug 19, 1910 - October 1987
Phoenix, Arizona
Mayme Defoy
Nov 25, 1884 - October 1966
Chicago, Illinois
Dora E Defoy
May 28, 1918 - Oct 15, 1996
Clare, MI
Ronald Jay Defoy
Mar 23, 1946 - Jul 10, 2009
Celina, Ohio
James B Defoy
Jul 17, 1925 - Sep 29, 1992
Gladwin, MI

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