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George Winton Hargis (1890 - 1958)

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George Winton Hargis
1890 - 1958
Born
November 25, 1890
Christian County, Missouri, United States
Death
December 18, 1958
San Mateo County, California, United States
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George Winton Hargis was born on November 25, 1890 in Missouri, United States. He is the child of Zachariah John Beckham Hargis and Maryett (Mackey) Hargis, with siblings Zachariah Thomas, Nancy, Harriet, Rosa, Mahala, Paris, Ida, Gilbert, Fred, and John. According to his family tree, George was father to 4 children. He married Novella (Mackey) Hargis, and they had children George "Byron" Hargis, Gloria "Catherine" Hargis, Nadine v. Hargis, and James W. Hargis. He died on December 18, 1958 in California, United States at 68 years of age.
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Father to 4 children, he passed away on December 18, 1958 in California, United States at age 68. He was born on November 25, 1890 in Missouri, United States. George Winton Hargis is the child of Zachariah John Beckham Hargis and Maryett (Mackey) Hargis, with siblings Zachariah Thomas, Nancy, Harriet, Rosa, Mahala, Paris, Ida, Gilbert, Fred, and John. According to his family tree, he married Novella (Mackey) Hargis, and they had children George "Byron" Hargis, Gloria "Catherine" Hargis, Nadine v. Hargis, and James W. Hargis.
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1890 - 1958 World Events

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In 1890, in the year that George Winton Hargis was born, on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

In 1908, when he was 18 years old, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1917, at the age of 27 years old, George was alive when the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

In 1928, by the time he was 38 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1958, in the year of George Winton Hargis's passing, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

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