Joseph Lafrance (1875 - 1969)

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Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

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1875 - In the year that Joseph Lafrance was born, on May 17th, Aristides was the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby. It was the first year of the "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" - begun by Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., the grandson of William Clark, the explorer.

1898 - Joseph was 23 years old when magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

1906 - At the age of 31 years old, Joseph was alive when the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

1917 - At the age of 42 years old, Joseph was alive when "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

1969 - In the year of Joseph Lafrance's passing, on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

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Joseph Lafrance died in April 1969 at 93 years old. There is no listed cause of death for Joseph. He was born on December 8, 1875. We are unaware of information about Joseph's family. We know that Joseph Lafrance had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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