John Charles Smith (1897 - 1955)

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John Charles Smith
1897 - 1955
updated February 06, 2019
John Charles Smith, father to 3 children, was born in 1897 at Dudley,England. John's partner was Edith Annie Hall Smith Rosenberg, and they gave birth to Ralph E Smith, Ronald Charles Smith, and Eileen Charmaine Smith Rosenberg. He died in 1955 at Lompoc, California at 58 years of age.

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Edith Annie Hall Smith Rosenberg
Feb 11, 1902 - Aug 11, 1984

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Ralph E Smith
Sep 4, 1921 - Jun 3, 1995

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John Charles Smith, father to 3 children, died in 1955 at Lompoc, California at 58 years of age. He was born in 1897 at Dudley,England. John's partner was Edith Annie Hall Smith Rosenberg, and they gave birth to Ralph E Smith, Ronald Charles Smith, and Eileen Charmaine Smith Rosenberg.
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1897 - 1955 World Events

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In 1897, in the year that John Charles Smith was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1928, John was 31 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1933, he was 36 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, when he was 51 years old, 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 1955, in the year of John Charles Smith's passing, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

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