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Joseph Stanford (1904 - 1987)

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Joseph Stanford
1904 - 1987
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October 30, 1904
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February 1987
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Rowe, Franklin County, Massachusetts 01367
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Joseph Stanford was born on October 30, 1904. He died in February 1987 at 82 years old. We know that Joseph Stanford had been residing in Rowe, Franklin County, Massachusetts 01367.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Joseph Stanford died in February 1987 at age 82. He was born on October 30, 1904. We are unaware of information about Joseph's family. We know that Joseph Stanford had been residing in Rowe, Franklin County, Massachusetts 01367.
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In 1904, in the year that Joseph Stanford was born, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1937, Joseph was 33 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1946, at the age of 42 years old, Joseph was alive when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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 1987, in the year of Joseph Stanford's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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