Robert Underwood (1878 - 1958)

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Robert Underwood
1878 - 1958
updated February 06, 2019
Robert Underwood was born on August 9, 1878. He died in September 1958 at age 80.


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Robert Underwood passed away in September 1958 at age 80. He was born on August 9, 1878. We are unaware of information about Robert's family or relationships.
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In 1878, in the year that Robert Underwood was born, on June 15th, photographer Eadweard Muybridge - at the request of Leland Stanford - produced the first sequence of stop-motion still photographs. Stanford contended that a galloping horse had all four feet off the ground. Only photos of a horse at a gallop would settle the question and, using 12 cameras and a series of photos, Muybridge settled the question: Stanford was right. Muybridge's use of several cameras and stills led to motion pictures.

In 1904, when he was 26 years old, the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

In 1932, by the time he was 54 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1941, he was 63 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1958, in the year of Robert Underwood's passing, on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

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Born: around 1925
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Born: around 1920
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Born: around 1908
California, United States
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Born: around 1921
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Born: around 1927
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Born: around 1927
California, United States
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Born: around 1924
Washington, United States
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Born: around 1918
California, United States
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Born: around 1925
Oklahoma, United States
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Born: around 1908
Texas, United States
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Born: around 1921
Missouri, United States
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Born: around 1921
Arkansas, United States
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Born: around 1906
Texas, United States
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Born: around 1923
Iowa, United States
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Born: around 1918
Illinois, United States

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Aug 21, 1917 - Mar 25, 2004
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May 19, 1892 - December 1972
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Tally Underwood
Dec 25, 1906 - August 1968
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Apr 7, 1911 - Jul 26, 1997
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Jun 15, 1908 - May 26, 1991
Howard Underwood
Apr 10, 1900 - July 1976
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Feb 2, 1900 - November 1970
Scotland, Arkansas
Elvie B Underwood
Feb 1, 1915 - Dec 22, 2002
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Oct 24, 1889 - April 1985
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Alice Underwood
Feb 13, 1894 - May 1989
Cecil, AR
Mittie Underwood
May 6, 1906 - October 1972
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Cecil Underwood
Mar 12, 1917 - January 1986
Heavener, Oklahoma
Clifford Underwood
Apr 30, 1956 - Feb 28, 2010
Clarence Underwood
Jun 28, 1913 - December 1985
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May 23, 1926 - Jan 31, 2009
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