Francis Oconnor (1902 - 1969)

Francis Oconnor
1902 - 1969
updated February 06, 2019
Francis Oconnor was born on October 17, 1902. He died in March 1969 at 66 years of age. We know that Francis Oconnor had been residing in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania 18042.


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Francis Oconnor passed away in March 1969 at 66 years old. He was born on October 17, 1902. We have no information about Francis's surviving family. We know that Francis Oconnor had been residing in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania 18042.
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In 1902, in the year that Francis Oconnor was born, the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

In 1912, Francis was only 10 years old when the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1940, by the time he was 38 years old, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1952, he was 50 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1969, in the year of Francis Oconnor's passing, on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

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Other Oconnors

Sep 26, 1892 - August 1962
Apr 15, 1903 - December 1967
Sep 20, 1909 - May 28, 2000
Feb 26, 1907 - September 1974
Apr 28, 1923 - Apr 6, 2007
Feb 18, 1920 - May 3, 2000
Mar 10, 1923 - Sep 10, 1993
Jan 10, 1897 - December 1976
Apr 5, 1921 - Feb 25, 2006
May 21, 1918 - Oct 21, 2003
Aug 10, 1920 - January 1992
Dec 29, 1920 - May 20, 2010
Jun 14, 1922 - Apr 12, 1990
Mar 27, 1909 - December 1987
Oct 1, 1892 - February 1966
Jun 28, 1930 - Aug 17, 2000
Aug 11, 1930 - May 31, 1998
Nov 29, 1930 - May 1982
Jan 3, 1918 - April 1974
Mar 2, 1916 - Apr 28, 2001

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Jul 3, 1909 - January 1974
Oct 31, 1909 - Aug 17, 2001
May 27, 1899 - January 1985
Dec 11, 1911 - February 1977
May 15, 1897 - January 1969
Dec 19, 1892 - November 1971
Mar 12, 1901 - Apr 6, 1991
Mar 27, 1909 - November 1970
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