Joseph M Harker (1918 - 1988)

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Joseph M Harker
1918 - 1988
updated February 06, 2019
Joseph M Harker was born on September 23, 1918. He died on August 26, 1988 at 69 years of age. We know that Joseph M Harker had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98178.


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Joseph M Harker passed away on August 26, 1988 at 69 years of age. He was born on September 23, 1918. We have no information about Joseph's surviving family. We know that Joseph M Harker had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98178.
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In 1918, in the year that Joseph M Harker was born, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

In 1943, when he was 25 years old, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1951, when he was 33 years old, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1971, by the time he was 53 years old, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1988, in the year of Joseph M Harker's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Nov 7, 1906 - Oct 6, 1999
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Dec 4, 1891 - Jan 15, 1974
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Sharol Harker
Dec 12, 1946 - September 1984
Buckley, Washington
Garth E Harker
Jan 16, 1910 - Feb 2, 1989
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Marie G Harker
Dec 4, 1904 - December 1995
Sunnyside, WA
Chester Harker
Apr 8, 1895 - December 1982
Sunnyside, Washington
Dorothy B Harker
Jul 29, 1917 - Sep 9, 2000
Ellensburg, WA
Brenda Lee Harker
Jul 28, 1968 - Sep 29, 2010
Shelton, Washington
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Aug 9, 1911 - September 1984
Ellensburg, Washington
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Jan 24, 1938 - Dec 22, 2010
Seattle, WA
Thomas Harker
Dec 18, 1894 - March 1972
Mount Vernon, Washington
Alex Harker
Feb 13, 1904 - June 1978
Yakima, Washington
Roy C Harker
Jan 26, 1912 - Jul 3, 1991
Frances M Harker
Sep 29, 1913 - May 7, 1998
Henderson, NV
Rodger Harker
May 30, 1956 - October 1976
Ben R Harker
Feb 21, 1915 - Jun 11, 1982

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