Morris Maddox (1904 - 1970)

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Morris Maddox
1904 - 1970
updated February 06, 2019
Morris Maddox was born on February 14, 1904. He died in January 1970 at 65 years of age. We know that Morris Maddox had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48202.

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Morris Maddox died in January 1970 at 65 years old. He was born on February 14, 1904. There is no information about Morris's immediate family. We know that Morris Maddox had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan 48202.
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1904 - 1970 World Events

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In 1904, in the year that Morris Maddox was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1919, at the age of merely 15 years old, Morris was alive when the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

In 1938, Morris was 34 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1959, by the time he was 55 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1970, in the year of Morris Maddox's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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Donald E Maddox
Sep 20, 1918 - Aug 9, 2000
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Nov 26, 1885 - July 1954
Preston Maddox
Apr 21, 1923 - Dec 18, 1995
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Notley Maddox
Jun 13, 1900 - July 1986
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Brent F Maddox
Sep 7, 1950 - Oct 25, 2003
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Mitchell Maddox
Feb 2, 1954 - November 1980
Magnolia Maddox
Dec 25, 1885 - June 1978
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Eugene Maddox
Jan 15, 1902 - Jun 6, 1995
Fort Pierce, FL
George W Maddox
Feb 22, 1913 - Dec 26, 2009
David Maddox
Jan 31, 1905 - June 1971
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Myrl Maddox
Sep 26, 1913 - Jul 31, 2009
Murray, KY
Frieda L Maddox
May 15, 1919 - Jul 5, 2001
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Ida Maddox
Mar 22, 1925 - November 1976
Edith C Maddox
Jan 2, 1926 - Apr 8, 2001
Brooklyn, MI
George M Maddox
Sep 6, 1928 - Jun 25, 1996
Cassopolis, MI
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Oct 12, 1908 - Dec 29, 1988
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