Robert Deford (1924 - 1987)

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Robert Deford
1924 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
Robert Deford was born on August 29, 1924. He died in July 1987 at 62 years old. We know that Robert Deford had been residing in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.


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Robert Deford passed away in July 1987 at 62 years old. He was born on August 29, 1924. We have no information about Robert's family. We know that Robert Deford had been residing in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.
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In 1924, in the year that Robert Deford was born, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1940, he was 16 years old when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1950, Robert was 26 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 1978, when he was 54 years old, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1987, in the year of Robert Deford's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Robert K DeFord
Born: around 1915
California, United States
Robert L DeFord
Born: around 1919
California, United States
Robert F DeFord
Born: around 1923
United States
Robert M DeFord
Born: around 1913
Ohio, United States
Robert B Jr Deford
Born: around 1913
Maryland, United States
Robert L DeFord
Born: around 1923
New York, United States
Robert W DeFord
Born: around 1919
Texas, United States
Robert P DeFord
Born: around 1929
Washington, United States
Robert E DeFord
Born: around 1921
United States
Robert E. Deford Jr
Born: around 1955
Robert Leonard Deford
Jan 6, 1919 - Oct 16, 2010
Garden Grove, California
Robert James Deford
Aug 31, 1953 - Oct 5, 2007
Robert P Deford
Jan 26, 1929 - Jan 13, 1998
Springfield, OR
Robert Deford
Apr 4, 1921 - April 1972
Robert D Deford
Oct 27, 1960 - Oct 20, 2004
Pueblo, CO
Robert E Deford
Mar 28, 1928 - Jul 12, 2009

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Sep 26, 1884 - January 1965
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May 25, 1883 - March 1972
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Jun 8, 1894 - May 1981
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Oct 1, 1875 - July 1964
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Dec 16, 1891 - September 1973
Mobile, Alabama
Howard Deford
Dec 24, 1921 - November 1979
Thomas D Deford
Sep 13, 1923 - Jul 8, 1992
Fayetteville, AR
Lynn Deford
Jan 1, 1901 - June 1973
Kansas City, Missouri
Ruby Deford
Apr 17, 1902 - December 1982
Kansas City, Missouri
Lida Deford
Jun 22, 1877 - April 1969
Cameron, Missouri
Lester Deford
Oct 17, 1922 - Aug 13, 1995
Saint Joseph, MO
Flossie H Deford
Nov 9, 1910 - Sep 15, 1987
Saint Joseph, MO
Dorothy Deford
Jul 22, 1925 - July 1978
Bushnell, Illinois
Kathleen P Deford
Mar 4, 1925 - Dec 12, 2009
Lees Summit, MO
Bertha M Deford
Mar 18, 1886 - Mar 15, 1968
Gallatin, MO
Leon J Deford
Dec 17, 1929 - Apr 17, 2003
Fisk, MO
Vella Deford
Nov 20, 1891 - December 1981
Wichita, Kansas
Loren R Deford
Aug 14, 1920 - Oct 24, 1991
Eugene, OR
Carl Deford
Aug 12, 1928 - February 1966
Robin A Deford
Sep 30, 1941 - Nov 3, 2002
Kansas City, KS

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