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Joseph Orton (1890 - 1974)

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Joseph Orton
1890 - 1974
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September 27, 1890
Death
June 1974
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Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33134
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Joseph Orton was born on September 27, 1890. He died in June 1974 at 83 years old. We know that Joseph Orton had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33134.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Joseph Orton died in June 1974 at 83 years old. He was born on September 27, 1890. We are unaware of information about Joseph's family or relationships. We know that Joseph Orton had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33134.
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In 1890, in the year that Joseph Orton was born, on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

In 1919, Joseph was 29 years old when in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

In 1943, at the age of 53 years old, Joseph was alive when 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 1952, by the time he was 62 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1974, in the year of Joseph Orton's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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