Rex Conwill Ward (1906 - 1996)

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Rex Conwill Ward
1906 - 1996
updated February 06, 2019
Rex Conwill Ward was born on August 10, 1906. He died on November 9, 1996 at 90 years old. We know that Rex Conwill Ward had been residing in Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi 39531.


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Biloxi National Cemetery Section E Site 44, P.o. Box 4968 - Pass Road, in Biloxi, Mississippi 39535



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Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi 39531


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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: PHM1
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Rex Conwill Ward passed away on November 9, 1996 at 90 years of age. He was buried in Biloxi National Cemetery Section E Site 44, Biloxi, Mississippi. He was born on August 10, 1906. We are unaware of information about Rex's immediate family.
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1906 - 1996 World Events

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In 1906, in the year that Rex Conwill Ward was born, author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

In 1934, Rex was 28 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1942, at the age of 36 years old, Rex was alive when due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

In 1975, by the time he was 69 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1996, in the year of Rex Conwill Ward's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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Jun 11, 1945 - Mar 19, 2011
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Charlie E Ward
Jul 7, 1944 - Jan 4, 2010
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Apr 25, 1941 - Mar 23, 1991
South Bend, IN
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Aug 18, 1911 - Nov 23, 2001
Brandon, MS
Grant Ward
Jun 16, 1944 - January 1985
Cleveland, Mississippi
Frank Ward
Mar 5, 1890 - May 1974
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Lynn J Ward
Nov 26, 1951 - Jun 5, 2011
Anguilla, MS
George Ward
Dec 9, 1944 - April 1980
John Ward
Oct 26, 1896 - September 1975
Ellisville, Mississippi
Charlie Ward
Jun 29, 1946 - May 5, 2009
Sacramento, California
William E Ward
Mar 27, 1949 - Apr 21, 2004
Chicago, IL
Glenn Ward
Jul 30, 1948 - March 1980
Bessie Ward
Feb 19, 1907 - January 1987
Brandon, Mississippi
Richard Ward
Mar 17, 1948 - May 24, 2005
H L Ward
Jan 3, 1947 - February 1999
Daniel F Ward
Nov 29, 1949 - Nov 1, 1992
Gulfport, MS

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Minnie C Hughes
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Eunice M Lord
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Merle Barnett
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David L Robertson
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Shirley G Stribling
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