Francis Degnan (1889 - 1969)

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Francis Degnan
1889 - 1969
updated February 06, 2019
Francis Degnan was born on December 2, 1889. He died in March 1969 at 79 years of age. We know that Francis Degnan had been residing in Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.


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Francis Degnan passed away in March 1969 at 79 years of age. He was born on December 2, 1889. There is no information about Francis's immediate family. We know that Francis Degnan had been residing in Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
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In 1889, in the year that Francis Degnan was born, on January 15th, the Coca-Cola Company was incorporated - originally as the "Pemberton Medicine Company". The Coca-Cola drink was originally created by John Stith Pemberton, first as a patent medicine and then as a soda fountain drink. Pemberton had sold the company in 1888, shortly before he died.

In 1904, by the time he was only 15 years old, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1924, at the age of 35 years old, Francis was alive when J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1936, Francis was 47 years old when 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 1969, in the year of Francis Degnan's passing, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

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Dec 16, 1912 - May 1996
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Oct 17, 1909 - Oct 11, 1999
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Edward Degnan
Apr 22, 1930 - January 1987
James J Degnan
Nov 4, 1931 - Apr 5, 1988
James M Degnan
Jun 24, 1942 - May 6, 1998
Francis P Degnan
Oct 17, 1909 - Oct 11, 1999
Philadelphia, PA
Edna M Degnan
Nov 28, 1910 - October 1992
Greensburg, PA
William J Degnan
Jul 10, 1917 - Feb 7, 2002
Bala Cynwyd, PA
Edward Degnan
Mar 5, 1909 - April 1986
Toms River, NJ
Martin Degnan
Jun 6, 1913 - Sep 8, 1994
Pittsburgh, PA
Gerard Degnan
Nov 16, 1939 - October 1985
Richard T Degnan
Oct 13, 1950 - Jun 7, 1996
Mary M Degnan
Dec 28, 1910 - Jun 1, 2002
New Milford, CT
Kathryn Degnan
Nov 29, 1902 - July 1986
Pittsburgh, PA
Margaret Degnan
Sep 17, 1911 - Aug 18, 1999
Philadelphia, PA
P P Degnan
Sep 24, 1953 - January 1999
Catherine Degnan
Sep 6, 1904 - May 8, 1994
Philadelphia, PA
Joseph Degnan
Apr 18, 1896 - December 1975
Montrose, PA
Michele D Degnan
Jul 4, 1965 - Oct 1, 1997
Wilkes Barre, PA
Francis Degnan
Jun 9, 1912 - November 1984
Bethlehem, PA
Grace M Degnan
Oct 12, 1916 - Nov 15, 1999
Bethlehem, PA
Joseph Degnan
Apr 4, 1908 - September 1972
Hyattsville, MD

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Finleyville, PA
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West Palm Beach, FL
Paul Macdonald
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Robert Himes
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Edward Miller
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Grand Rapids, MI
Kenneth Young
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Beaver, PA
Ralph Ramey
Nov 21, 1909 - October 1975
Memphis, TN
Wylie Thompson
Feb 1, 1888 - February 1973
Kittanning, PA
Foster Lehner
May 9, 1899 - August 1965
Kittanning, PA
Floyd W Lamison
Jul 12, 1908 - Dec 29, 1993
Kittanning, PA
Irene Mcintyre
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Wilbur Bowers
Apr 11, 1900 - June 1973
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Florence Rhodes
Sep 12, 1904 - January 1975
Kittanning, PA
Dallas Swonger
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Merritt Island, FL
Donald Berline
Aug 26, 1912 - June 1987
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