Francis Boyle (1911 - 1983)

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De Soto, Jefferson County, Missouri

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Sarah Jane & Daniel King Headstone

Sarah Jane & Daniel King Headstone

Sarah Jane (Boyle) King

Sarah Jane (Boyle) King

Cornelius Boyle, James O'hara & friends, Pennsylvania 1930

Cornelius Boyle, James O'hara & friends, Pennsylvania 1930

Boyles, Dinkels & Kleeves, WI

Boyles, Dinkels & Kleeves, WI

Anaconda High School

Anaconda High School

Ellen C. Boyle

Ellen C. Boyle

James Garfield & Martha Alice Delong & Children

James Garfield & Martha Alice Delong & Children

Reese and Mary Jane Boyle & family

Reese and Mary Jane Boyle & family

Ed Boyle & Barbara Weaver

Ed Boyle & Barbara Weaver

Mr & Mrs Edward D Boyle, Jr

Mr & Mrs Edward D Boyle, Jr

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1911 - In the year that Francis Boyle was born, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

1916 - He was merely 5 years old when suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

1938 - By the time he was 27 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

1971 - He was 60 years old when in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

1983 - In the year of Francis Boyle's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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Francis Boyle passed away in October 1983 at age 71. There is no known cause of death for Francis. He was born on October 24, 1911. We are unaware of information about Francis's surviving family. We know that Francis Boyle had been residing in De Soto, Jefferson County, Missouri.

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