Wadea Barkett (1886 - 1965)

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Mary Lou Barkett Jamjoom

Mary Lou Barkett Jamjoom

Judith Anna Barkett Tillinghast family

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Judith Anna Tillinghast

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Judith Tillinghast's Doctoral Thesis

Steve Barkett

Steve Barkett

Judith A Tillinghast

Judith A Tillinghast

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1886 - In the year that Wadea Barkett was born, on May 4th, a general strike began in Chicago. Workers were striking for an 8 hour workday and in protest of the killing - by police - of several workers the day before. When an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb, the strike became violent. Seven policemen were killed as well as 4 civilians. It became known as the Haymarket Riot and eventually resulted in an 8 hourwork day as well as commemorations on May 1st for worker's rights.

1892 - This person was only 6 years old when on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

1931 - Wadea was 45 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

1943 - When this person was 57 years old, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

1965 - In the year of Wadea Barkett's passing, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

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Wadea Barkett passed away in May 1965 at 78 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. Wadea was born on November 10, 1886. We have no information about Wadea's family. We know that Wadea Barkett had been residing in Illinois.

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