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Laurence Owen Smith (1895 - 1966)

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Laurence Owen Smith
1895 - 1966
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1895
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August 1966
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Laurence Owen Smith was born in 1895. He is the child of Laurence Smith and Margaret (O'Farrell) Smith, with siblings Mary, Patrick, Thomas, and Frank. According to his family tree, Laurence was father to 6 children. He married Charlotte Elizabeth (Fregon) Smith, and they had children Marie Augustina (Smith) Spargo, James Smith, Joan Smith, Gerald Smith, Laurie Smith, and John Smith. He died in August 1966 at 71 years of age.
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Laurence Owen Smith , father to 6 children, died in August 1966 at 71 years of age. He was buried in Cheltenham Cemetery, Cheltenham, VIC Australia. Laurence was born in 1895. He is the child of Laurence Smith and Margaret (O'Farrell) Smith, with siblings Mary, Patrick, Thomas, and Frank. According to his family tree, he married Charlotte Elizabeth (Fregon) Smith, and they had children Marie Augustina (Smith) Spargo, James Smith, Joan Smith, Gerald Smith, Laurie Smith, and John Smith.
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In 1895, in the year that Laurence Owen Smith was born, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1908, he was merely 13 years old when a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1916, when he was 21 years old, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1941, at the age of 46 years old, Laurence was alive when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1966, in the year of Laurence Owen Smith 's passing, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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