Francis John Beasley (1911 - 1996)

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Francis John Beasley
1911 - 1996
updated August 14, 2019
Francis John Beasley, father to 5 children, was born in 1911 at birchip, Birchip, VIC Australia. He was born to Theresa Virginia (Steele) Beasley and John Francis Beasley, with siblings Ethel, Percy, Thelma, Andrew, and Stanley. He married Elaine Dawson. Francis also married Elaine Agnes Dawson, and they gave birth to Marie Therasa Beasley, John Francis Beasley, Graeme Arthur Beasley, Malcolm Stanley Beasley, and Helen Francis Beasley. He died on March 11, 1996 in Ballarat, VIC Australia at 85 years old.

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Francis John Beasley

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Francis

Middle name

John

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Birth

Francis Beasley was born in at birchip, in Birchip, VIC Australia 3483

Death

Francis Beasley died on in Ballarat, VIC Australia

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in Ballarat, VIC Australia

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Anglo Saxon

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Australian

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CofE

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Wendouree, in Ballarat, VIC Australia 3355

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Ford Dealer

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Frank went from a motor mechanic to a successful businessman from 1946 being a Ford Dealer 24 years with several , and a bus proprietor , Farmer . As a father he was bent on giving his children a good education and a high work Ethic, he was the most dynamic &positive&charismatic person ,with relentless energy, a risk taker and sometimes over fair to his employees, and never forgot his humble beginnings in life & and favoured both rich and poor. Which enabled him to easily communicate to all walks of life. He loved a party & and Quite often was responsible for starting a few. AS a Son he was a hard act to follow. a fun & loving Dad Graeme

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In 1911, in the year that Francis John Beasley was born, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1945, when he was 34 years old, on January 9th, the (over 8 month long) Battle of Luzon began in the Philippines with the United States and Filipino forces attacking Japanese forces - with the intent to take back control of the Philippines. By March, the Allies had taken control of all of the strategically and economically important locations in the Philippines but pockets of resistance held out until the surrender of Japan in August.

In 1953, by the time he was 42 years old, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1966, Francis was 55 years old when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1996, in the year of Francis John Beasley's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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