Eva Defrain (1904 - 1975)

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Eva Defrain
1904 - 1975
updated February 06, 2019
Eva Defrain was born on October 30, 1904. She died in October 1975 at 70 years old. We know that Eva Defrain had been residing in Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.


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Eva Defrain died in October 1975 at 70 years of age. She was born on October 30, 1904. We are unaware of information about Eva's family or relationships. We know that Eva Defrain had been residing in Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
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1904 - 1975 World Events

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In 1904, in the year that Eva Defrain was born, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1923, Eva was 19 years old when on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1936, by the time she was 32 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1967, at the age of 63 years old, Eva was alive when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1975, in the year of Eva Defrain's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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Other Defrains

Donna M Defrain
Aug 8, 1952 - Jan 14, 2006
Allentown, PA
Margaret Defrain
Feb 13, 1919 - April 1983
Allentown, PA
Walter Defrain
Apr 2, 1930 - October 1984
Breinigsville, PA
Ray Defrain
Jul 21, 1909 - June 1971
Williamsport, PA
Clarence Defrain
Nov 22, 1900 - April 1983
Kingston, NY
James Defrain
Feb 8, 1920 - July 1969
Myrtle Defrain
Sep 19, 1904 - Aug 16, 1993
Danville, PA
Kenneth Defrain
Feb 21, 1909 - January 1985
Philadelphia, PA
Roy Defrain
Jun 19, 1896 - February 1982
Phelps, NY
Clarence Defrain
Jul 29, 1912 - April 1981
Berwick, PA
Jennie Defrain
Jun 2, 1919 - Apr 9, 1994
Danville, PA
Robert Defrain
Apr 1, 1895 - August 1969
Weatherly, PA
Charles Defrain
Jul 21, 1913 - September 1987
Boyertown, PA
J L Defrain
Dec 28, 1947 - Sep 15, 1994
Helen Defrain
Jul 24, 1908 - July 1978
Abington, PA
Alan A Defrain
Oct 8, 1922 - Jan 18, 1997
Danielsville, PA
Rodney B Defrain
Feb 20, 1949 - Oct 12, 2008
Orangeville, PA
Emma D Defrain
Jul 7, 1907 - Jul 23, 2001
Newark, NY
Camillus Defrain
Jul 13, 1912 - February 1984
Philadelphia, PA
Jeffrey A Defrain
Jul 26, 1957 - Sep 20, 2009
New Berlinville, PA

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