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John R Hamilton (1883 - 1974)

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John R Hamilton
1883 - 1974
Born
September 3, 1883
Death
May 15, 1974
Last Known Residence
Venetia, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15367
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John R Hamilton of Venetia, Washington County, Pennsylvania was born on September 3, 1883, and died at age 90 years old on May 15, 1974.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 21143275

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John Hamilton passed away at age 90 years old on May 15, 1974. John R Hamilton of Venetia, Washington County, Pennsylvania was born on September 3, 1883.

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John R Hamilton lived 19 years longer than the average Hamilton family member when he died at the age of 90.
The average age of a Hamilton family member is 71.
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1883 - 1974 World Events

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In 1883, in the year that John R Hamilton was born, from August 26th through August 27th, Krakatoa - in Indonesia - erupted. 70% of the island - 163 villages - were destroyed and more than 36,400 people were killed by the eruption and the tsunami resulting from it. It was one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions ever.

In 1903, at the age of 20 years old, John was alive when the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in June after Henry Ford left another car company he founded in 1901 (which became the Cadillac Motor Company). He began Ford Motor Company with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, two of whom (the Dodge brothers) later began their own car company. Henry Ford improved on assembly line techniques and has been so successful that his family still controls a very popular Ford line of cars and trucks.

In 1938, at the age of 55 years old, John was alive when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1962, at the age of 79 years old, John was alive when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1974, in the year of John R Hamilton's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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