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James Otty Cameron (1925 - 1946)

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James Otty Cameron
1925 - 1946
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c. 1925
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March 21, 1946
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James Otty Cameron was born c. 1925. He died on March 21, 1946 at 21 years of age.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: r/264777 Rank: Leading Aircraftman Regiment: Royal Canadian Air Force
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James Otty Cameron passed away on March 21, 1946 at 21 years of age. He was buried in Bedford Gate Of Heaven Cemetery Sec. 4. Plot F. Grave 41a., Canada. He was born c. 1925. We are unaware of information about James' surviving family.
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In 1925, in the year that James Otty Cameron was born, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1930, when he was only 5 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1946, in the year of James Otty Cameron's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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