James Deford (1903 - 1976)

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James Deford
1903 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
James Deford was born on April 17, 1903. He died in October 1976 at age 73. We know that James Deford had been residing in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.


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James Deford passed away in October 1976 at age 73. He was born on April 17, 1903. There is no information about James's immediate family. We know that James Deford had been residing in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.
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In 1903, in the year that James Deford was born, the United States Department of Commerce and Labor was created by President Theodore Roosevelt to control the excesses of big business. Renamed the Department of Commerce 10 years later, many departments concerned with workers were transferred to the Department of Labor at that time. Another spin-off, the Bureau of Corporations, became the Federal Trade Commission.

In 1916, at the age of just 13 years old, James was alive when suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1930, at the age of 27 years old, James was alive when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1950, James was 47 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1976, in the year of James Deford's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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James L DeFord
Born: around 1924
Texas, United States
James E Deford
Born: around 1919
Florida, United States
James K Jr DeFord
Born: around 1929
Iowa, United States
James M. Deford
Born: around 1976
James R. Deford
Born: around 1954
James R. Deford
Born: around 1954
James H. Deford
Born: around 1958
James H. Deford
Born: around 1956
James R. Deford
Born: around 1954
James v. Deford Jr
Born: around 1927
James N. Deford
Born: around 1949
James Glenn Deford
Apr 29, 1939 - Feb 16, 2011
Vancouver, Oregon
James Deford
Feb 28, 1891 - September 1972
Tacoma, Washington
James Deford
Apr 28, 1915 - September 1986
Duncan, Mississippi
James Deford
May 30, 1912 - January 1987
Houston, Texas
James Lynn Deford
Dec 12, 1924 - Jul 5, 2006
Hurst, Texas
James C Deford
Jun 1, 1957 - Aug 21, 2003
James Deford
May 2, 1899 - January 1966
Dallas, Texas
James Deford
Nov 20, 1886 - December 1969
Orlando, Florida
James E Deford
Mar 20, 1912 - Jan 15, 2000
Knoxville, TN

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William Deford
Feb 2, 1913 - June 1965
Chicago, Illinois
Arnold E Deford
Oct 21, 1912 - Feb 16, 1991
Arthur Deford
Jan 18, 1883 - July 1963
Richard Deford
Oct 28, 1929 - August 1981
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
C A Deford
Jun 16, 1950 - Jun 15, 1996
Gerald Deford
Sep 21, 1922 - January 1983
Clarence Deford
May 22, 1925 - June 1987
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Ethel M Deford
May 6, 1919 - May 1989
Warrens, WI
Elisabeth G Deford
Aug 2, 1924 - Sep 23, 1998
Junction City, WI
Theodora Deford
Jul 29, 1945 - Dec 13, 2009
Camby, Indiana
Martin Deford
Oct 1, 1916 - July 1983
Salt Lake City, Utah
Hazel Deford
Oct 12, 1913 - October 1981
Savannah, Tennessee
Mollie H Deford
Aug 3, 1917 - May 2, 1997
Loudon, TN
Mirle B Deford
Jun 5, 1914 - Jul 6, 1986
Johnnie M Deford
Apr 18, 1916 - June 1994
Nashville, TN
Lawrence Deford
Mar 25, 1912 - November 1986
Savannah, Tennessee
Mary E Deford
Feb 24, 1914 - September 1993
Hamilton, OH
Neva A Deford
Feb 28, 1921 - Feb 19, 2002
Knoxville, TN
Glen R Deford
May 25, 1918 - Jul 31, 2006
Anaheim, CA
Helen Deford
Dec 23, 1912 - Jun 30, 1999
Knoxville, TN

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Oshkosh, WI
John Schneider
Aug 29, 1893 - January 1968
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Elva M Miller
Jan 8, 1913 - May 22, 1996
Oshkosh, WI
John Berger
Jun 14, 1914 - September 1979
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Rose L Schwartz
Feb 4, 1916 - Apr 18, 2003
Chicago, IL
Viola A Williams
May 7, 1915 - Jan 10, 2001
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Eunice Billberg
May 5, 1919 - Jul 9, 1996
Stamping Ground, KY
George Hunt
Mar 12, 1899 - March 1965
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Robert H Hanson
Aug 8, 1917 - Jun 16, 1998
Winneconne, WI
Hersil H Frank
Aug 1, 1901 - Aug 15, 1990
Marie Emma Giusti
Nov 4, 1916 - Apr 30, 2007
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Barton E Lewis
Dec 11, 1909 - Feb 8, 1991
Karl Koehn
Jun 10, 1881 - February 1964
Clarence Vogt
Jan 25, 1896 - May 1978
Marion A Vogtmann
Sep 26, 1918 - May 15, 1998
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Marion Kinney
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Susan Lindstrom
Aug 15, 1904 - September 1994
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