Joseph Williams (1903 - 1976)

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Joseph Williams
1903 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
Joseph Williams was born on August 27, 1903. He died in February 1976 at age 72. We know that Joseph Williams had been residing in Florida.

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Joseph Williams died in February 1976 at age 72. He was born on August 27, 1903. There is no information about Joseph's family or relationships. We know that Joseph Williams had been residing in Florida.
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In 1903, in the year that Joseph Williams was born, the United States Department of Commerce and Labor was created by President Theodore Roosevelt to control the excesses of big business. Renamed the Department of Commerce 10 years later, many departments concerned with workers were transferred to the Department of Labor at that time. Another spin-off, the Bureau of Corporations, became the Federal Trade Commission.

In 1913, he was merely 10 years old when the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1930, by the time he was 27 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1949, when he was 46 years old, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1976, in the year of Joseph Williams's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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Joseph Toe Williams
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Joseph Thomas Williams
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Joseph Stephenson Williams
around 1893 - Sep 25, 1917
Joseph Stanley Williams
Died: Mar 21, 1918
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around 1884 - Apr 15, 1917
Joseph Rimmer Williams
around 1920 - Dec 23, 1941
Joseph Richard Williams
Jul 17, 1924 - Mar 24, 1945
Joseph Llewelyn Williams
around 1897 - Sep 16, 1916
Joseph Leonard Benedict Williams
around 1921 - Jan 1, 1945
Joseph Leonard Williams
around 1919 - Jan 19, 1945
Joseph Latimer Williams
around 1883 - Dec 3, 1944
Joseph John Williams
around 1864 - Dec 2, 1915
Joseph John Williams
Died: Oct 29, 1943
Joseph John Williams
around 1896 - Apr 23, 1916
Joseph Jasper Williams
Oct 10, 1918 - Jun 11, 1944

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Carrie Williams
Oct 24, 1907 - May 1981
Jacksonville, Florida
Marilu Williams
Apr 14, 1920 - October 1971
Edward A Williams
Jun 26, 1921 - Jul 8, 1994
Flower Mound, TX
Lucretia Williams
Jul 13, 1911 - January 1983
Jacksonville, Florida
Russell Williams
Apr 12, 1917 - March 1981
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Bryant J Williams
Dec 26, 1920 - Dec 17, 2002
Gainesville, FL
Vivian Williams
May 8, 1905 - July 1983
Jacksonville, Florida
Luther M Williams
Aug 12, 1905 - Feb 22, 1992
David Williams
Sep 13, 1922 - Mar 26, 1992
Green Cove Springs, FL
Mary E Williams
Oct 25, 1899 - Apr 12, 1984
Jacksonville, FL
Willie Williams
Jun 3, 1920 - August 1983
Washington, District of Columbia
Albert L Williams
Apr 29, 1908 - Jun 11, 1996
Daytona Beach, FL
Alexander B Williams
Oct 10, 1922 - May 15, 1996
Jacksonville, FL
Louise Williams
Jun 14, 1921 - Feb 13, 2007
Jacksonville, FL
Rosa Williams
Sep 9, 1922 - April 1987
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cassie Williams
Jan 30, 1905 - May 5, 1988
South Ozone Park, NY
Tony S Williams
Jun 20, 1899 - February 1988
Mattie Williams
Aug 3, 1897 - January 1987
Newark, New Jersey
Ira Williams
Jun 20, 1888 - Nov 15, 1968
Odessa, FL
Ralph Williams
Jan 8, 1914 - July 1969

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Lawrence W Shutts
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Ben Eady
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Saul Zavon
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Wilma L Jackson
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Philadelphia, PA
Leona I Dill
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Douglas, GA
Samuel Perkins
May 15, 1923 - August 1986
Hugh J Haltiwanger
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Carrie Williams
Oct 24, 1907 - May 1981
Jacksonville, Florida
Pearl Neeld
May 15, 1897 - November 1975
Tampa, Florida
Thomas Smith
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Florida
Lille Johnson
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Albany, NY
Allen Austin
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Edward Blocker
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