John Degnan (1903 - 1980)

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John Degnan
1903 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
John Degnan was born on November 17, 1903. He died in October 1980 at age 76. We know that John Degnan had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.


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John Degnan passed away in October 1980 at 76 years old. He was born on November 17, 1903. There is no information about John's family. We know that John Degnan had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
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In 1903, in the year that John Degnan was born, two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

In 1911, by the time he was just 8 years old, the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1935, when he was 32 years old, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1965, by the time he was 62 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1980, in the year of John Degnan's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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John M Degnan
Born: around 1922
New Jersey, United States
John W Degnan
Born: around 1926
Minnesota, United States
John S Degnan
Born: around 1915
Illinois, United States
John H Degnan
Born: around 1900
Ohio, United States
John J Jr Degnan
Born: around 1917
New York, United States
John P Degnan
Born: around 1923
Maryland, United States
John J Degnan
Born: around 1915
New York, United States
John O Degnan
Born: around 1920
New Jersey, United States
John F Degnan
Born: around 1912
New York, United States
John M Degnan
Born: around 1915
New York, United States
John F Degnan
Born: around 1902
Connecticut, United States
John Degnan
Born: around 1902
Connecticut, United States
John T Degnan
Born: around 1911
Rhode Island, United States
John C Degnan
Born: around 1910
Massachusetts, United States
John W Degnan
Born: around 1923
Connecticut, United States

Other Degnans

Mildred Degnan
Jan 18, 1906 - May 1973
New Kensington, PA
Marie G Degnan
Feb 22, 1904 - Jul 2, 1992
Philadelphia, PA
William Henry Degnan
May 25, 1917 - Feb 1, 1974
Rose Degnan
Oct 21, 1897 - July 1973
Cape May, NJ
Florence Degnan
Mar 6, 1900 - December 1974
Albany, NY
Matthew Degnan
Jul 3, 1956 - July 1986
Martin Degnan
Oct 22, 1872 - March 1963
John E Degnan
Jun 23, 1951 - Sep 30, 2008
New Kensington, PA
Elizabeth R Degnan
Nov 25, 1918 - Jul 9, 2002
Arlington, TX
John Degnan
Jun 27, 1912 - October 1969
John Degnan
Jan 5, 1895 - May 1969
Warwick, MD
Roseanne P Degnan
Mar 8, 1936 - Nov 16, 2005
Warrington, PA
Margaret M Degnan
May 5, 1913 - Dec 16, 1998
West Chester, PA
Anna M Degnan
Nov 14, 1914 - Oct 17, 2005
Drexel Hill, PA
Lawrence Degnan
Feb 11, 1902 - November 1976
Montrose, PA
Edward Degnan
Jun 15, 1933 - June 1978
Helen P Degnan
Feb 2, 1924 - Aug 24, 2004
New Kensington, PA
Mary M Degnan
Dec 18, 1915 - Apr 24, 2003
West Chester, PA
Joseph P Degnan
Aug 14, 1934 - Nov 18, 2005
Cresco, PA
Kathryn Degnan
Apr 24, 1887 - January 1967
Philadelphia, PA

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Jan 9, 1911 - September 1982
Verona, PA
Frank Spates
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Joseph Smyth
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Orange Park, FL
Raymond Kress
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Arthur J Cantle
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New Castle, PA
Vincent Tavolieri
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Pittsburgh, PA
Florenz H Kress
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Pittsburgh, PA
Frank Mohn
Aug 17, 1891 - February 1973
Wheeling, WV
Paul Gareis
Jan 16, 1897 - November 1969
Gibsonia, PA
Frank Snyder
Jan 26, 1891 - May 1968
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