John William Stafford (1870 - 1939)

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John William Stafford
1870 - 1939
Born
September 9, 1870
Death
January 3, 1939
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri United States
Last Known Residence
Geelong, Australia
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John William Stafford was born on September 9, 1870. He is the child of Stafford John William Stafford and Mary Prender Stafford. According to his family tree, John was father to 1 child. He married Gertrude Lea White, and they had a child Leota Gertrude (Stafford) Carty. He died on January 3, 1939 in Kansas City, Missouri United States at 68 years old. We know that John William Stafford had been residing in Geelong, Australia.
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John William Stafford, father to 1 child, died on January 3, 1939 in Kansas City, Missouri United States at age 68. He was born on September 9, 1870. He is the child of Stafford John William Stafford and Mary Prender Stafford. According to his family tree, he married Gertrude Lea White, and they had a child Leota Gertrude (Stafford) Carty. We know that John William Stafford had been residing in Geelong, Australia.

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In 1870, in the year that John William Stafford was born, on March 31st, Thomas Mundy Peterson was the first African-American male who voted in an election - a local election about the town charter. Peterson, a school principal, was also the first to hold elected office and the first to sit on a jury.

In 1886, John was 16 years old when on October 28th, President Grover Cleveland officially dedicated the Statue of Liberty. A gift from France, the base for the statue had been built using donations from the American public. The unplanned but enthusiastic celebration after the dedication led to the first ticker tape parade.

In 1890, when he was 20 years old, on October 9th, in Satory, France, the first fixed-wing, steam powered aircraft flew. "Ader Éole" flew, uncontrolled, for about 160 ft. at a height of just under 8 inches off the ground.

In 1927, when he was 57 years old, in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1939, in the year of John William Stafford's passing, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

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