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Edward D Atkinson (1917 - 1995)

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Edward D Atkinson
1917 - 1995
Born
June 22, 1917
Death
April 26, 1995
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Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticut 06040
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Edward D Atkinson was born on June 22, 1917. He died on April 26, 1995 at age 77. We know that Edward D Atkinson had been residing in Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticut 06040.
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He attended local schools and graduated from (South) Manchester (CT) High School in 1935.

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Among other things, he was a vehicle inspector.

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He was married in 1942 and had three kids, the first of which, David, was born in September 1946. His wife's first name was Marion.

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Tim Donovan commented on Jun 23
Mr. Atkinson was our old neighbor. He was a genial extrovert, quick to say hi to those he knew. He did a lot of lawn and yard work.

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Edward D Atkinson passed away on April 26, 1995 at 77 years of age. He was born on June 22, 1917. There is no information about Edward's family or relationships. We know that Edward D Atkinson had been residing in Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticut 06040.
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In 1917, in the year that Edward D Atkinson was born, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1931, he was just 14 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1942, when he was 25 years old, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

In 1989, Edward was 72 years old when on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

In 1995, in the year of Edward D Atkinson's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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