Robert Ford (1902 - 1970)

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Robert Ford
1902 - 1970
updated February 06, 2019
Robert Ford was born on January 20, 1902. He died in May 1970 at 68 years old. We know that Robert Ford had been residing in Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona 85364.


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Robert Ford passed away in May 1970 at age 68. He was born on January 20, 1902. We have no information about Robert's family or relationships. We know that Robert Ford had been residing in Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona 85364.
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In 1902, in the year that Robert Ford was born, about 150 thousand United Mine Workers went on strike in eastern Pennsylvania for a wage increase and more suitable hours. They eventually got a 10% raise and their workday was reduced from 10 hours to 9. Because winter was coming and most people at the time heated their homes with coal, President Teddy Roosevelt arbitrated between the owners and the workers - the first time that the Federal government arbitrated in a strike.

In 1917, he was just 15 years old when in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1930, at the age of 28 years old, Robert was alive when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1951, by the time he was 49 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1970, in the year of Robert Ford's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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Mar 4, 1923 - September 1977
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Aug 3, 1921 - April 1980
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Nov 9, 1878 - March 1967
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Paul B Ford
Jan 18, 1924 - Oct 30, 2007
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Dorothy C Ford
Jul 1, 1913 - Apr 4, 2001
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Carmen Ford
Sep 22, 1911 - May 1981
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Martha L Ford
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Lucille Ford
Mar 10, 1909 - February 1982
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George Ford
Feb 6, 1921 - July 1987
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