Roy Westaway (1889 - 1978)

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Roy Westaway
1889 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Roy Westaway was born on September 4, 1889. He died in October 1978 at 89 years old. We know that Roy Westaway had been residing in River Rouge, Wayne County, Michigan 48218.


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Roy Westaway passed away in October 1978 at age 89. He was born on September 4, 1889. We have no information about Roy's family. We know that Roy Westaway had been residing in River Rouge, Wayne County, Michigan 48218.
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In 1889, in the year that Roy Westaway was born, on March 4th, Benjamin Harrison became the 23rd President of the United States. His grandfather, William Henry Harrison, was the 9th President of the United States. His father, John Scott Harrison - son of William Henry - was in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In 1904, he was just 15 years old when the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1926, Roy was 37 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1961, by the time he was 72 years old, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1978, in the year of Roy Westaway's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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Henry Westaway
Dec 30, 1893 - August 1974
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Gwendoline Westaway
Sep 14, 1899 - December 1978
Ventura, California
Judith Westaway
May 24, 1890 - October 1973
River Rouge, Michigan
Vaughn B Westaway
Oct 23, 1944 - Nov 29, 1998
Blanche Westaway
Jan 21, 1901 - August 1973
Southgate, Michigan
Albert Westaway
Oct 6, 1901 - Dec 15, 1972
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Etna Westaway
Feb 8, 1906 - Oct 22, 1997
Metropolis, IL
H O Westaway
Jul 14, 1904 - Mar 13, 1996
Ventura, CA
Marguerite J Westaway
Aug 26, 1916 - Nov 20, 2008
River Rouge, MI
Albert Westaway
Sep 2, 1921 - Jul 21, 2007
South Lyon, MI
Eveline Westaway
Aug 4, 1903 - June 1977
Essie J Westaway
Nov 3, 1918 - Feb 22, 2010
Monroe, MI
Jack Westaway
Aug 28, 1929 - Oct 10, 1996
Westlake Village, CA
Myrtle Westaway
Jun 25, 1883 - July 1977
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Helen Jeanne Westaway
May 31, 1921 - Nov 7, 2008
North Hollywood, California
Amy M Westaway
Sep 15, 1938 - Nov 19, 2008
Conesville, IA
George E Westaway
Nov 30, 1916 - Sep 30, 1996
Conesville, IA
Iva Westaway
May 3, 1887 - June 1981
Conesville, Iowa
George Westaway
Oct 11, 1877 - October 1975
Conesville, Iowa
Pearl H Westaway
Jun 28, 1902 - Feb 3, 1988

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