Margaret Waddy (1915 - 2011)

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Margaret Waddy
1915 - 2011
updated February 06, 2019
Margaret Waddy was born on June 30, 1915. She died on July 25, 2011 at 96 years of age. We know that Margaret Waddy had been residing in Sweeny, Brazoria County, Texas 77480.


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Margaret Waddy died on July 25, 2011 at 96 years old. She was born on June 30, 1915. There is no information about Margaret's family. We know that Margaret Waddy had been residing in Sweeny, Brazoria County, Texas 77480.
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In 1915, in the year that Margaret Waddy was born, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1928, Margaret was only 13 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1931, Margaret was 16 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1945, she was 30 years old when in October, automobile production in the United States for private consumers was allowed to resume. It took a while for car makers to get those new cars to buyers - they had to once again change their manufacturing plants, this time from war production to peacetime.

In 1993, Margaret was 78 years old when on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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Nov 19, 1932 - Jan 3, 2003
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Sep 21, 1925 - Dec 23, 2002
Houston, TX
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Sep 19, 1923 - Apr 4, 1998
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Jul 8, 1933 - Mar 14, 2004
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Oct 2, 1948 - Mar 8, 1996
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Los Angeles, CA
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Dec 19, 1966 - Mar 21, 2001
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Jul 24, 1933 - Oct 8, 2001
Sweeny, TX
Robert J Waddy
Jul 22, 1935 - Apr 5, 1990
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Sep 20, 1933 - Mar 4, 2007
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