Robert Evans Gwyn Griffiths (1893 - 1950)

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Robert Evans Gwyn Griffiths
1893 - 1950
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1893
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1950
Hampton, Australia
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Hampton, Australia
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Robert Evans Gwyn Griffiths was born in 1893. He is the child of John Evans Griffiths and Annie Gwyn Griffiths. He died in 1950 in Hampton, Australia at 57 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Robert Evans Gwyn Griffiths passed away in 1950 in Hampton, Australia at age 57. He was born in 1893. He is the child of John Evans Griffiths and Annie Gwyn Griffiths.

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In 1893, in the year that Robert Evans Gwyn Griffiths was born, on November 7th, the women of Colorado were given the right to vote via a state referendum. Fifty-five percent of voters turned out and the referendum passed with 35,798 voting in favor and 29,551 voting against.

In 1914, he was 21 years old when in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1927, he was 34 years old when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1945, he was 52 years old when on April 12th, President Roosevelt died of natural causes and Harry S. Truman, his Vice-President, became the 33rd President of the United States.

In 1950, in the year of Robert Evans Gwyn Griffiths's passing, 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.

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