Joseph Defrancisco (1904 - 1980)

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Joseph Defrancisco
1904 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Joseph Defrancisco was born on August 24, 1904. He died in February 1980 at 75 years of age. We know that Joseph Defrancisco had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.


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Joseph Defrancisco died in February 1980 at 75 years of age. He was born on August 24, 1904. We are unaware of information about Joseph's immediate family. We know that Joseph Defrancisco had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
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In 1904, in the year that Joseph Defrancisco was born, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1920, by the time he was 16 years old, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1933, he was 29 years old when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1963, at the age of 59 years old, Joseph was alive when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1980, in the year of Joseph Defrancisco's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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May 20, 1942 - January 1980
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Nov 30, 1931 - March 1984
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Alba Defrancisco
Aug 16, 1922 - Aug 6, 2001
Orlando, FL
Elvira M Defrancisco
Sep 16, 1919 - Oct 25, 1999
Columbus, OH
F J Defrancisco
Sep 9, 1942 - December 1993
Elizabeth Defrancisco
Nov 23, 1903 - February 1983
Lakewood, Ohio
Leonard Defrancisco
Apr 13, 1903 - Nov 6, 1989
Lakewood, OH
Philip Defrancisco
Mar 22, 1914 - March 1976
Samuel Defrancisco
Jul 11, 1945 - June 1972
Peter Defrancisco
Dec 24, 1920 - May 1984
Columbus, Ohio
Nick J Defrancisco
Nov 24, 1914 - August 1990
Columbus, OH
Jack Defrancisco
Mar 11, 1908 - June 1986
Burbank, California
Doris A Defrancisco
Nov 9, 1929 - Mar 9, 2000
Daytona Beach, FL
Pauline Defrancisco
Jul 11, 1931 - Jun 19, 2008
Bedford, Ohio
Frederick N Defrancisco
Sep 6, 1941 - Sep 9, 2006
Frank N Defrancisco
Apr 25, 1940 - Dec 4, 1997
Columbus, OH
Nickolas Defrancisco
Mar 1, 1922 - Mar 15, 1999
Ashland, OH
Joseph Defrancisco
Mar 8, 1913 - June 1983
Chicago, Illinois
Frank Defrancisco
May 28, 1903 - Feb 3, 1989
Chicago, IL
Sarah Defrancisco
Jul 17, 1919 - May 9, 2005
Cranford, NJ

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