John Williams (1892 - 1987)

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Ruleville, Sunflower County, Mississippi

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1892 - In the year that John Williams was born, on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

1910 - At the age of 18 years old, John was alive when Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

1959 - By the time he was 67 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

1973 - John was 81 years old when on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

1987 - In the year of John Williams's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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John Williams passed away in May 1987 at 95 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on January 17, 1892. We are unaware of information about John's surviving family. We know that John Williams had been residing in Ruleville, Sunflower County, Mississippi.

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