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Thomas Locke (1885 - 1969)

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Thomas Locke
1885 - 1969
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May 16, 1885
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June 1969
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Canton, Fulton County, Illinois 61520
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Thomas Locke was born on May 16, 1885. He died in June 1969 at 84 years of age. We know that Thomas Locke had been residing in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois 61520.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Thomas Locke died in June 1969 at 84 years old. He was born on May 16, 1885. There is no information about Thomas' family or relationships. We know that Thomas Locke had been residing in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois 61520.
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In 1885, in the year that Thomas Locke was born, on February 16th, the first Dow Jones Industrial Average was published by Charles Dow, who also founded the Wall Street Journal. The index was 62.76. It represented 12 stocks - American Cotton Oil, American Sugar, American Tobacco, Chicago Gas, Distilling & Cattle Feeding, General Electric, Laclede Gas, National Lead, North American, Tennessee Coal and Iron, U.S. Leather pfd. and U.S. Rubber.

In 1920, at the age of 35 years old, Thomas was alive when in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1948, at the age of 63 years old, Thomas was alive when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1951, by the time he was 66 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 1969, in the year of Thomas Locke's passing, on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

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