Hester Deford (1910 - 1984)

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Hester Deford
1910 - 1984
updated February 06, 2019
Hester Deford was born on October 5, 1910. She died in March 1984 at 73 years old. We know that Hester Deford had been residing in Buellton, Santa Barbara County, California.


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Hester Deford passed away in March 1984 at 73 years old. She was born on October 5, 1910. We are unaware of information about Hester's immediate family. We know that Hester Deford had been residing in Buellton, Santa Barbara County, California.
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1910 - 1984 World Events

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In 1910, in the year that Hester Deford was born, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1929, Hester was 19 years old when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1942, at the age of 32 years old, Hester was alive when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1960, when she was 50 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1984, in the year of Hester Deford's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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Feb 19, 1935 - Oct 6, 2003
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Vera Deford
May 1, 1900 - April 1982
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Ida Deford
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S Deford
Aug 14, 1941 - August 1991
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Inez Deford
Apr 23, 1898 - August 1975
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Leonard Deford Sr
Jul 22, 1892 - March 1974
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Joseph N Deford
May 1, 1923 - Jun 24, 2011
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Dale Deford
Mar 26, 1898 - March 1972
Corvallis, Oregon
Richard R Deford
Sep 21, 1957 - Jun 5, 2001
Santa Rosa, CA
August Deford
Dec 22, 1889 - July 1975
San Diego, California
Alys Deford
Mar 3, 1893 - August 1972
Pacific Palisades, California
Rose Marie Deford
Mar 24, 1924 - August 1990
San Gabriel, CA
Clara Deford
Jul 5, 1892 - November 1976
Lafayette, California
Peter Darcy Deford
Aug 27, 1959 - Jun 27, 2005
Cheraw, South Carolina
Louis Deford
Jul 28, 1898 - October 1973
Buellton, California
Harold A Deford
Aug 25, 1907 - Jul 14, 1992
Gilbertsville, KY
Ethel L Deford
May 30, 1898 - Mar 15, 1990
Napa, CA
David R Deford
Nov 24, 1943 - Nov 17, 1995
Sherry K Deford
Apr 1, 1953 - Mar 27, 2003
Buhl, ID
Lois W Deford
Jan 29, 1908 - Jul 20, 1990

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