Ora Deford (1888 - 1975)

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Ora Deford
1888 - 1975
updated February 06, 2019
Ora Deford was born on September 27, 1888. She died in March 1975 at age 86. We know that Ora Deford had been residing in Dayton, Columbia County, Washington.

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Ora Deford passed away in March 1975 at 86 years old. She was born on September 27, 1888. There is no information about Ora's family or relationships. We know that Ora Deford had been residing in Dayton, Columbia County, Washington.
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In 1888, in the year that Ora Deford was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1917, Ora was 29 years old when Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

In 1937, at the age of 49 years old, Ora was alive 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 1947, at the age of 59 years old, Ora was alive when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1975, in the year of Ora Deford's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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Farrol Deford
Mar 23, 1902 - January 1979
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Gene F Deford
Apr 26, 1927 - Feb 6, 2009
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Charles Deford
Mar 5, 1893 - April 1972
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R H Deford
Feb 9, 1945 - May 15, 1992
Bonnie J Deford
Jan 29, 1944 - Aug 23, 2002
Kenneth G Deford
Feb 24, 1953 - Dec 22, 2004
Stella Deford
Dec 28, 1887 - October 1974
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Warma I Deford
Jul 5, 1898 - March 1991
College Place, WA
Sara Deford
Dec 28, 1898 - September 1984
Vancouver, Washington
Winton E Deford
Feb 13, 1926 - Jul 14, 2001
Bellingham, WA
Connie L Deford
Dec 26, 1942 - Jun 19, 2008
Dayton, WA
Willabelle M Deford
Oct 20, 1917 - Oct 1, 2004
Kennewick, WA
Danny W Deford
Dec 4, 1961 - Dec 8, 1995
Barbara M Deford
Sep 4, 1923 - Jul 19, 1994
Graham, WA
Daniel C Deford
Apr 16, 1929 - Nov 22, 2008
Petaluma, CA
Robert P Deford
Jan 26, 1929 - Jan 13, 1998
Springfield, OR
Alta L Deford
Jul 1, 1915 - Jul 15, 2002
Idaho Falls, ID
James Glenn Deford
Apr 29, 1939 - Feb 16, 2011
Vancouver, Oregon
Lester Deford
Feb 11, 1955 - February 1982
George Carney Deford
May 3, 1924 - Mar 16, 1983

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