John Walsh (1914 - 1960)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

John Walsh’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of John so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit John’s biography.

John Walsh Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of John Walsh and his immediate Walsh family. Add to John Walsh's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for John.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of John Walsh? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Did John move a lot? Did he emigrate from another country? Add John's last known location.

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did John finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did John attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what John did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if John Walsh is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add John's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add John's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was John a religious man? Add John’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of John during various points of his life.

Timeline

1914 - In the year that John Walsh was born, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

1930 - He was 16 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

1942 - He was 28 years old when on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

1958 - When he was 44 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

1960 - In the year of John Walsh's passing, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

John Walsh Family Tree

Who was John’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share John’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

John's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
John Walsh
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from John's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of John Walsh is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

John Walsh passed away in January 1960 at 45 years old. No cause of death has been entered for John. He was born on January 19, 1914. We have no information about John's surviving family.

Memories

What do you remember about John Walsh? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that John is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of John Walsh

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources