Francis James Locke (1918 - 1943)

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Francis James Locke
1918 - 1943
June 1918
London, Greater London County, England United Kingdom NW10
September 12, 1943
Salerno Italy
Francis James Locke was born in June 1918 in London, England United Kingdom. According to his family tree, he married Nellie Rowe. He died on September 12, 1943 in Salerno at 25 years of age.
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Francis James Locke died on September 12, 1943 in Salerno at 25 years old. He was buried in Salerno War Cemetery I. D. 40., Italy. He was born in June 1918 in London, England United Kingdom. According to his family tree, he married Nellie Rowe.

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In 1918, in the year that Francis James Locke was born, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1923, Francis was merely 5 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 1927, he was just 9 years old when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1930, he was just 12 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1943, in the year of Francis James Locke's passing, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

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