Richard Dawson (1907 - 1991)

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Richard Dawson
1907 - 1991
updated February 06, 2019
Richard Dawson was born on July 3, 1907. He died on May 3, 1991 at 83 years of age.


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Richard Dawson passed away on May 3, 1991 at 83 years old. He was born on July 3, 1907. We have no information about Richard's family or relationships.
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In 1907, in the year that Richard Dawson was born, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1913, at the age of only 6 years old, Richard was alive when the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1929, by the time he was 22 years old, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1988, at the age of 81 years old, Richard was alive when on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

In 1991, in the year of Richard Dawson's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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Richard William Dawson
around 1912 - Jun 30, 1940
Richard Long Dawson
around 1879 - Nov 20, 1914
Richard John Secord Dawson
Died: Feb 24, 1943
Richard Harold Dawson
around 1922 - Jul 25, 1944
Richard Fabian Dawson
Died: Apr 23, 1944
Richard Edward Dawson
around 1919 - Jun 24, 1944
Richard Douglas Dawson
around 1879 - Jul 24, 1915
Richard Charles Dawson
around 1895 - Jul 1, 1916
Richard Adrian Dawson
around 1913 - Aug 8, 1944
Richard Dawson
around 1895 - Aug 29, 1918
Richard Dawson
around 1896 - Oct 22, 1917
Richard Dawson
Died: Nov 13, 1916
Richard Dawson
around 1896 - Nov 6, 1917
Richard Dawson
Born: around 1908
California, United States
Richard L Dawson
Born: around 1922
United States
Richard O Dawson
Born: around 1919
California, United States
Richard J Dawson
Born: around 1916
California, United States
Richard R Dawson
Born: around 1904
Arkansas, United States
Richard Dawson
Born: around 1920
Texas, United States
Richard N Dawson
Born: around 1920
Wisconsin, United States

Other Dawsons

Wilson Martin Dawson
Oct 17, 1922 - Mar 24, 1982
Hurley, NM
Robert Dawson
Jul 2, 1912 - October 1972
Maggie E Dawson
Aug 1, 1915 - Mar 29, 2006
Milan, NM
Jordon Dawson
Mar 16, 1921 - October 1978
Archie Dawson
Aug 31, 1888 - March 1966
Roswell, New Mexico
Harvey Dawson
Sep 3, 1879 - April 1964
New Mexico
Edward Dawson
Aug 11, 1891 - January 1963
Delphine Dawson
Sep 28, 1897 - February 1974
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Orville Dawson
Aug 5, 1922 - August 1972
Clifford Dawson
Apr 23, 1902 - September 1957
Claude Dawson
Dec 16, 1889 - May 1979
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Margaret Dawson
Aug 9, 1882 - December 1966
Phoenix, Arizona
Goldie Dawson
May 6, 1908 - January 1986
Tooele, Utah
Helen M Dawson
Jan 3, 1917 - Dec 30, 1997
San Jose, CA
Robert Dawson
Sep 14, 1897 - October 1965
Fresno, California
R D Dawson
May 1, 1963 - August 1993
Agnes Dawson
May 4, 1913 - May 1976
Kennewick, Washington
Kenneth G Dawson
May 15, 1924 - Oct 31, 2010
Albuquerque, NM
Christine Dawson
Feb 16, 1980 - October 1981
Corrales, New Mexico
Norene Dawson
May 19, 1925 - Jun 13, 1996
Clovis, NM

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William Hull
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Noel Whitman
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Daniel Morales
Jul 22, 1903 - November 1978
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Littleton, CO
Charles Simons
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