Raymond W Sowder

(1898 - 1971)

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Raymond W Sowder
1898 - 1971
Born
December 18, 1898
Death
February 15, 1971
Last Known Residence
Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi 39501
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Raymond W Sowder was born on December 18, 1898. He died on February 15, 1971 at 72 years of age. We know that Raymond W Sowder had been residing in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi 39501.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Raymond W Sowder passed away on February 15, 1971 at 72 years old. He was born on December 18, 1898. We are unaware of information about Raymond's family or relationships. We know that Raymond W Sowder had been residing in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi 39501.

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In 1898, in the year that Raymond W Sowder was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1913, at the age of only 15 years old, Raymond was alive when the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1937, when he was 39 years old, 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 1950, Raymond was 52 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1971, in the year of Raymond W Sowder's passing, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

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