Robert Ghent (1911 - 2003)

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Robert Ghent
1911 - 2003
updated February 06, 2019
Robert Ghent was born on April 27, 1911. He died on December 2, 2003 at 92 years old. We know that Robert Ghent had been residing in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois 61114.


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Robert Ghent passed away on December 2, 2003 at age 92. He was born on April 27, 1911. We are unaware of information about Robert's family or relationships. We know that Robert Ghent had been residing in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois 61114.
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In 1911, in the year that Robert Ghent was born, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

In 1930, by the time he was 19 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1968, when he was 57 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1971, by the time he was 60 years old, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1998, he was 87 years old when on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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Oct 3, 1923 - Mar 24, 2000
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Oct 29, 1950 - Sep 10, 1994
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Dec 4, 1912 - Jan 2, 2000
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Dec 21, 1928 - Oct 25, 2004
Peoria, IL
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Dec 6, 1881 - September 1962
Evelyn E Ghent
Nov 18, 1930 - Dec 19, 1990
East Peoria, IL
Arthur W Ghent
Sep 8, 1927 - Apr 23, 2001
Ida Ghent
Dec 9, 1886 - September 1978
Wood River, Illinois
Howard D Ghent
Jul 13, 1929 - Dec 15, 1992
Weaverville, NC
Rosa L Ghent
Mar 2, 1912 - Nov 21, 2005
Chicago, IL
Maude Ghent
Feb 4, 1894 - October 1979
Carterville, Illinois
Deanne Ghent
Apr 26, 1952 - Nov 22, 2004
Harrisburg, IL
Stella Ghent
Apr 25, 1878 - Jul 15, 1966
Nashville, IL
Minnie Ghent
Apr 17, 1893 - May 1981
Virginia, Illinois
Bill Ghent
Jun 3, 1908 - October 1973
Harrisburg, Illinois
Betty L Ghent
May 31, 1925 - Feb 9, 2005
Centralia, IL
Lattie Ghent
Dec 12, 1914 - December 1978
Boynton Beach, Florida
William Charles Ghent
Aug 26, 1949 - Apr 27, 1997
Port Huron, MI
Charles E Ghent
May 17, 1911 - Jun 22, 2001
Gaylord, MI

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