Oscar Smith (1917 - 1986)

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Oscar Smith
1917 - 1986
updated February 06, 2019
Oscar Smith was born on March 1, 1917. He died in October 1986 at 69 years old. We know that Oscar Smith had been residing in Springfield, Lane County, Oregon 97477.

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Oscar Smith died in October 1986 at 69 years of age. He was born on March 1, 1917. We are unaware of information about Oscar's surviving family. We know that Oscar Smith had been residing in Springfield, Lane County, Oregon 97477.
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1917 - 1986 World Events

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In 1917, in the year that Oscar Smith was born, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1926, he was only 9 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1958, Oscar was 41 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1976, at the age of 59 years old, Oscar was alive when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1986, in the year of Oscar Smith's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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Oscar Charles Smith
around 1890 - Aug 26, 1918
Oscar D Smith
Born: around 1927
Kentucky, United States
Oscar E Smith
Born: around 1926
South Carolina, United States
Oscar v Smith
Born: around 1921
North Carolina, United States
Oscar N Smith
Born: around 1927
North Carolina, United States
Oscar D Smith
Born: around 1919
Alabama, United States
Oscar Smith
Born: around 1911
Alabama, United States
Oscar E Smith
Born: around 1926
Mississippi, United States
Oscar L Smith
Born: around 1921
Alabama, United States
Oscar A Smith
Born: around 1926
North Carolina, United States
Oscar F Jr Smith
Born: around 1925
New York, United States
Oscar H Smith
Born: around 1915
New Jersey, United States
Oscar A Smith
Born: around 1904
United States
Oscar E Smith
Born: around 1923
Arizona, United States
Oscar D Jr Smith
Born: around 1927
California, United States
Oscar L Smith
Born: around 1926
Texas, United States
Oscar A Smith
Born: around 1919
California, United States
Oscar D Smith
Born: around 1918
California, United States
Oscar Smith
Born: around 1921
Arizona, United States

Other Smiths

C Smith
Feb 18, 1883 - June 1966
Bainbridge Island, Washington
George Smith
May 25, 1908 - April 1987
Aberdeen, Washington
Arthur Smith
Apr 21, 1889 - February 1968
Denver, Colorado
E Watson Smith
Apr 28, 1917 - Jan 3, 2006
Seattle, WA
Walter Smith
May 19, 1911 - September 1982
Clinton, Arkansas
James R Smith
Nov 1, 1917 - Nov 9, 1996
Ellensburg, WA
Hubert E Smith
Feb 12, 1914 - Dec 6, 1994
Fair Oaks, CA
Edward W Smith
Mar 19, 1912 - Feb 19, 1999
Tacoma, WA
Chester Smith
Dec 8, 1902 - April 1967
Anchorage, Alaska
Margaret Smith
Feb 28, 1900 - November 1978
Seattle, Washington
Gerald Smith
Mar 5, 1904 - November 1969
Washington
Louise M Smith
Sep 8, 1912 - Mar 8, 2003
Redmond, WA
Mabel Smith
Apr 1, 1890 - December 1963
Washington
Henry H Smith
Oct 6, 1910 - Jan 18, 2001
Freeport, TX
Robert G Smith
May 10, 1907 - Apr 28, 1990
Earl Smith
Oct 5, 1899 - January 1980
Kelso, Washington
Howard H Smith
Jan 9, 1915 - Jan 25, 1998
Kennewick, WA
Robert Smith
Jun 12, 1917 - August 1987
Redmond, Washington
Leslie G Smith
Sep 10, 1915 - Apr 26, 1988
Raymond, WA
Gordon T Smith
Oct 22, 1914 - Mar 31, 1972
Raymond, WA

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Edward F Labolle
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George Anderson
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Vancouver, Washington
Verta M Buren
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Lela E Cavanaugh
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Robe H Gordon
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Edith Bell
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Elverta, CA
Dale E Wheeler
Sep 11, 1918 - May 14, 2003
Bremerton, WA
Gerald B Lawson
May 27, 1915 - Aug 31, 1997
Cosmopolis, WA
Ray Wilder
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Henry Brand
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Kenneth Farney
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Donald Jack Sargeant
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Percy A Parker
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Albert Purser
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Wayne Rae
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