John A Baston (1906 - 1989)

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John A Baston
1906 - 1989
updated February 06, 2019
John A Baston was born on March 24, 1906. He died on August 9, 1989 at 83 years old. We know that John A Baston had been residing in Gilbert, Maricopa County, Arizona 85234.


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John A Baston passed away on August 9, 1989 at age 83. He was born on March 24, 1906. We are unaware of information about John's immediate family. We know that John A Baston had been residing in Gilbert, Maricopa County, Arizona 85234.
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In 1906, in the year that John A Baston was born, President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1925, at the age of 19 years old, John was alive when 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 1933, he was 27 years old when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1948, at the age of 42 years old, John was alive when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1989, in the year of John A Baston's passing, on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

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United States
John S Baston
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John E. Baston
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John Baston
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Jan 3, 1941 - Jul 23, 2007
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Sep 20, 1901 - February 1977
Houston, Texas
John D Baston
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Thomson, GA
John Baston
Apr 13, 1895 - January 1976
Thomson, Georgia
John Edward Baston
Jun 30, 1930 - Jul 19, 2010
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Elizabeth Baston
Feb 6, 1894 - October 1983
Hollis, NY
Mary C Baston
Dec 30, 1927 - Jul 24, 2007
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Mary Baston
Sep 7, 1888 - March 1972
Jamaica, NY
Sallie Baston
Sep 11, 1894 - February 1974
Leesville, SC
Walter Baston
Jun 25, 1928 - Nov 16, 1997
Massapequa, NY
Carrie Baston
Aug 27, 1905 - April 1982
Far Rockaway, NY
Elsie M Baston
Jan 17, 1921 - February 1994
Port Washington, NY
Lillie Baston
Nov 27, 1913 - January 1978
Jamaica, NY
Otto Baston
Aug 30, 1912 - October 1982
Jamaica, NY
W J Baston
Mar 31, 1941 - Jul 15, 1992
Wilson Baston
Aug 8, 1924 - Nov 21, 1977
Otto Baston
Dec 4, 1941 - March 1979
Jamaica, NY
D A Baston
Dec 12, 1901 - Nov 26, 1994
Miami, FL
Cynthia Baston
Mar 16, 1922 - Jan 28, 2006
Society Hill, SC
Vera Baston
Sep 9, 1906 - March 1982
Deltona, FL
Joseph J Baston
Nov 24, 1948 - Dec 5, 1994
Jersey City, NJ
Florence C Baston
Feb 1, 1911 - Apr 19, 1998
Walpole, MA
Helen Baston
Feb 17, 1901 - July 1987
Neptune, NJ
William E Baston
Feb 3, 1923 - Sep 14, 2006
Newark, DE
Elizabeth Ann Baston
Aug 8, 1935 - Mar 19, 2008
Haddon Heights, NJ

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Jun 16, 1917 - Jun 26, 1993
Altavista, VA
Elizabeth Hill
Feb 17, 1897 - May 1973
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Peter J Strikwerda
Mar 12, 1920 - Apr 21, 1991
Myrtle Mcgarry
Mar 29, 1910 - February 1980
Stella G Doman
May 5, 1921 - Jan 19, 2006
Anaheim, CA
Doris T Herkes
Dec 6, 1917 - Jan 16, 2009
Marathon, NY
Emogene L Ryan
Nov 28, 1920 - Mar 25, 1996
Rotonda West, FL
Clara Short
Mar 10, 1912 - September 1978
Wolcott, NY
Marie A Cecile
Sep 24, 1910 - January 1992
Syracuse, NY
David H Snyder
Oct 24, 1918 - Nov 15, 1996
Scottsdale, AZ
Aleita M Gedney
May 10, 1922 - Oct 3, 2002
Concord, NC
Frieda Hakkerup
Oct 9, 1889 - December 1983
Auburn, NY
Svend Hakkerup
Jan 18, 1903 - April 1973
Elbridge, NY
Dorothy G Madden
May 26, 1912 - Feb 18, 2009
Richard J Drynan
Mar 30, 1921 - Nov 16, 1997
Syracuse, NY
Bertha E Monica
Apr 3, 1919 - Jul 2, 1999
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Charles Scheuer
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Donald A Gibson Sr
Nov 10, 1921 - Mar 21, 2001
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Edward Brooks
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