James Patrick Commerford

(1883 - 1959)

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James Patrick Commerford
1883 - 1959
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1883
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1959
Kew, Australia
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Kew, Australia
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James Patrick Commerford was born in 1883. He was born to Timothy Commerford and Bridget Loughan Commerford. He died in 1959 in Kew, Australia at 76 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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James Patrick Commerford died in 1959 in Kew, Australia at 76 years old. He was born in 1883. He was born to Timothy Commerford and Bridget Loughan Commerford.

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In 1883, in the year that James Patrick Commerford was born, on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

In 1905, when he was 22 years old, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1919, at the age of 36 years old, James was alive when in Norfolk Virginia, the first rotary dial telephones were introduced by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), making it easier to make a call without an operator.

In 1940, James was 57 years old when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1959, in the year of James Patrick Commerford's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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