John Baston (1882 - 1966)

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John Baston
1882 - 1966
updated February 06, 2019
John Baston was born on May 29, 1882. He died in December 1966 at 84 years of age. We know that John Baston had been residing in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania 18504.


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John Baston died in December 1966 at 84 years old. He was born on May 29, 1882. There is no information about John's family. We know that John Baston had been residing in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania 18504.
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In 1882, in the year that John Baston was born, on August 3rd, President Chester Arthur signed the 1882 Immigration Act. "Criminals, the insane, or any person unable to take care of him or herself" were not allowed in the U.S. according to the Act. It also imposed a "head tax" on non-citizens entering the U.S.

In 1899, when he was 17 years old, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1931, at the age of 49 years old, John was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1956, John was 74 years old when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1966, in the year of John Baston's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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Other John Bastons

John Thomas Baston
Died: Sep 20, 1917
John Alfred Baston
around 1887 - Sep 29, 1918
John F Jr Baston
Born: around 1917
New Jersey, United States
John F Baston
Born: around 1917
United States
John S Baston
Born: around 1901
Us At Large, United States
John E. Baston
Died: April 1953
John Charles Baston Sr
Dec 19, 1914 - Oct 11, 1964
John J. Baston
Born: around 1952
John L. Baston
Born: around 1940
John Baston
Jun 14, 1925 - March 1975
John Baston
Nov 13, 1887 - March 1969
Carthage, Missouri
John Baston
Feb 24, 1913 - November 1969
John C Baston Jr
Jan 3, 1941 - Jul 23, 2007
Palatka, FL
John Baston
Sep 20, 1901 - February 1977
Houston, Texas
John D Baston
Feb 28, 1929 - Dec 31, 2008
Thomson, GA
John Baston
Apr 13, 1895 - January 1976
Thomson, Georgia
John Edward Baston
Jun 30, 1930 - Jul 19, 2010
Goshen, Ohio
John W Baston
May 22, 1912 - Aug 7, 2001
Philadelphia, PA

Other Bastons

Deborah A Baston
Mar 4, 1966 - Feb 16, 2006
Philadelphia, PA
John W Baston
May 22, 1912 - Aug 7, 2001
Philadelphia, PA
Eva Baston
May 16, 1893 - November 1978
Collingswood, NJ
Cleveland Baston
Sep 2, 1905 - January 1984
Jamaica, NY
Lessie M Baston
Jun 29, 1918 - Apr 15, 1999
Philadelphia, PA
Jacqueline Baston
Jul 7, 1952 - Nov 18, 1999
Bethel Park, PA
Arthur Baston
May 10, 1910 - November 1979
Philadelphia, PA
Helen Baston
Apr 25, 1899 - October 1969
Harrisburg, PA
Stanley Baston
Mar 31, 1928 - Nov 13, 2007
Lakewood, New Jersey
Joseph v Baston
Jun 23, 1942 - May 11, 2011
F Baston
Jan 3, 1952 - October 1994
Aristodemo Baston
Sep 25, 1938 - Jun 12, 2009
Mary L Baston
Apr 17, 1933 - Sep 29, 2004
Charlottesville, VA
Shirley Wiliams Baston
Jul 16, 1924 - Sep 11, 2006
Gaston, South Carolina
George A Baston
Apr 9, 1951 - May 1, 2006
Sarasota, FL
George Baston
Feb 9, 1893 - August 1964
North Carolina
Pauline Baston
Feb 23, 1911 - August 1978
Jacksonville, North Carolina
Oscar Baston
Apr 23, 1919 - February 1983
Willie Baston
Nov 8, 1882 - July 1967
Salisbury, North Carolina
Virginia H Baston
Jun 15, 1931 - Dec 22, 2009
Morristown, TN

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Alex Tepper
Jun 5, 1906 - November 1980
Scranton, PA
Paul Barth
Apr 27, 1908 - December 1987
Scranton, PA
Alfred Hussing
Apr 29, 1897 - March 1965
Ralph Dowse
Nov 26, 1902 - October 1982
Tonawanda, NY
Leo Marcy
Oct 5, 1906 - February 1996
Scranton, PA
Chester Sobriski
Jul 8, 1905 - November 1974
Scranton, PA
Robert Edwards
Sep 3, 1910 - March 1977
Dalton, PA
Thomas Lavelle
Oct 15, 1905 - April 1973
Hazleton, PA
Frank Cantarella
Mar 22, 1905 - June 1977
Scranton, PA
Edwin J Thomas
Mar 8, 1903 - May 25, 1998
Honesdale, PA
Cyril Long
Oct 1, 1897 - October 1987
Harrisburg, PA
Elmer Poe
Jan 13, 1891 - February 1965
Lynn Mack
Aug 27, 1888 - March 1966
Scranton, PA
Frank Paskert
Jan 5, 1906 - May 1981
Caldwell, NJ
Luther Lord
Mar 30, 1890 - June 1970
Ransom, PA
Cora F Adams
Feb 6, 1900 - Jan 11, 1989
Lancaster, PA
Robert Simpkins
Dec 26, 1906 - May 1986
Camp Hill, PA
Lloyd C Kniffin
Jun 8, 1908 - January 1998
Wallkill, NY
Robert Curran
Sep 15, 1897 - Feb 14, 1995
Phillipsburg, NJ
John Miller
May 29, 1916 - January 1983
Novato, CA
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