John Kiens (1894 - 1983)

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John Kiens
1894 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
John Kiens was born on November 13, 1894. He died in August 1983 at 88 years old. We know that John Kiens had been residing in Sedro Woolley, Skagit County, Washington 98284.

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John Kiens died in August 1983 at age 88. He was born on November 13, 1894. We are unaware of information about John's family or relationships. We know that John Kiens had been residing in Sedro Woolley, Skagit County, Washington 98284.
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In 1894, in the year that John Kiens was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1903, when he was merely 9 years old, the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

In 1940, at the age of 46 years old, John was alive when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1977, John was 83 years old when on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1983, in the year of John Kiens's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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Apr 14, 1913 - Jan 20, 1992
Louise Kiens
May 2, 1904 - September 1984
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Millie Kiens
Nov 5, 1900 - March 1984
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Robert Kiens
Sep 29, 1890 - July 1972
Ventura, California
Joseph Kiens
around 1817 - Feb 24, 1910
Warren R Kiens
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