John Darst (1878 - 1968)

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John Darst
1878 - 1968
updated February 06, 2019
John Darst was born on July 16, 1878. He died in February 1968 at 89 years of age. We know that John Darst had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington 98401.


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John Darst died in February 1968 at age 89. He was born on July 16, 1878. There is no information about John's family. We know that John Darst had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington 98401.
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In 1878, in the year that John Darst was born, on September 12th, Cleopatra's Needle, built in Egypt in 1450 B.C. and transported to England, was erected in London. It had arrived in England on January 21st, having been towed by boat.

In 1886, he was just 8 years old when on February 14th, the first train left Los Angeles for the East -by the way of the transcontinental railroad - with a cargo of oranges. Due to irrigation and the import of water, Los Angeles was the ideal place to grow oranges - which became a popular addition to Christmas stockings.

In 1935, at the age of 57 years old, John was alive when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1947, John was 69 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1968, in the year of John Darst's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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Edith Darst
Mar 28, 1891 - October 1971
Seattle, Washington
Estill Darst
Aug 10, 1915 - Jul 30, 1991
Madison, MO
Alberta Darst
Feb 18, 1896 - May 1973
Clarkston, Washington
Esther N Darst
Sep 8, 1909 - Jun 12, 2000
Visalia, CA
Richard R Darst
Sep 9, 1929 - Jan 12, 2009
Clarkston, WA
Bessie Darst
Sep 9, 1890 - February 1968
Santa Clara, California
Rachel M Darst
Sep 13, 1914 - Jun 24, 2009
Issaquah, WA
Marvin Darst
Apr 27, 1952 - February 1976
Ernest A Darst
Jun 14, 1911 - Jan 23, 2002
Bend, OR
Reginald Darst
Aug 30, 1889 - January 1968
Portland, Oregon
Joyce C Darst
Mar 21, 1919 - May 24, 1994
Eugene, OR
Lucille I Darst
Nov 30, 1913 - May 18, 2004
Bend, OR
Rosita L Darst
Nov 10, 1924 - Mar 5, 2002
Portland, OR
Myrtle Darst
Mar 16, 1913 - May 1981
Coos Bay, Oregon
Susie Darst
Aug 10, 1898 - Jan 15, 1972
Portland, OR
Willard D Darst
Feb 21, 1917 - May 24, 1996
Corvallis, OR
Gale Darst
Jun 6, 1921 - Nov 30, 2002
Olathe, CO
Helen I Darst
Apr 8, 1897 - Jul 28, 1989
Portland, OR
Ethel Darst
Jun 4, 1894 - August 1986
Portland, Oregon

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Lakewood, Washington
Thomas W Powell
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Minnie Garnett
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Evelyn H Gunderson
May 3, 1913 - Jun 4, 1988
Tacoma, WA
Stella S Ward
Dec 1, 1914 - Dec 8, 2003
Snohomish, WA
Henrietta C Oliver
Aug 24, 1895 - Sep 17, 1994
Puyallup, WA
C Alvara
Jul 6, 1943 - April 1995
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Jessie Fezler
Oct 1, 1891 - January 1985
Gig Harbor, Washington
Isa B Dunnington
Feb 6, 1904 - Jun 11, 1992
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Julia Lichtenberg
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Roger C Spragg
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