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Walter Blakewood (1895 - 1977)

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Walter Blakewood
1895 - 1977
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March 15, 1895
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March 1977
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Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31406
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Walter Blakewood was born on March 15, 1895. He died in March 1977 at 81 years old. We know that Walter Blakewood had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31406.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Walter Blakewood passed away in March 1977 at age 81. He was born on March 15, 1895. We are unaware of information about Walter's surviving family. We know that Walter Blakewood had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31406.
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In 1895, in the year that Walter Blakewood was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1931, at the age of 36 years old, Walter was alive 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.

In 1955, at the age of 60 years old, Walter was alive when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1961, at the age of 66 years old, Walter was alive when on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1977, in the year of Walter Blakewood's passing, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

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