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Henry Kirkland (1885 - 1972)

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Henry Kirkland
1885 - 1972
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May 27, 1885
Death
December 1972
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Kountze, Hardin County, Texas 77625
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Henry Kirkland was born on May 27, 1885. He died in December 1972 at age 87. We know that Henry Kirkland had been residing in Kountze, Hardin County, Texas 77625.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Henry Kirkland passed away in December 1972 at 87 years of age. He was born on May 27, 1885. There is no information about Henry's family. We know that Henry Kirkland had been residing in Kountze, Hardin County, Texas 77625.
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In 1885, in the year that Henry Kirkland was born, on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

In 1941, when he was 56 years old, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1959, he was 74 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1968, at the age of 83 years old, Henry was alive when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1972, in the year of Henry Kirkland's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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