Walter Howell Marks

(1920 - 1940)

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Walter Howell Marks
1920 - 1940
Born
c. 1920
Death
June 25, 1940
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Walter Howell Marks was born c. 1920. He died on June 25, 1940 at age 20.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Walter Howell Marks
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Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 39 in United Kingdom
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Service number: d/jx 188717
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: h.m.c.s. fraser
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Walter Howell Marks passed away on June 25, 1940 at 20 years old. He was buried in Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 39, United Kingdom. He was born c. 1920. There is no information about Walter's family or relationships.

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In 1920, in the year that Walter Howell Marks was born, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1930, he was only 10 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1938, when he was 18 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1940, in the year of Walter Howell Marks's passing, on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

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c. 1888 - Sep 15, 1916 1888 - 1916
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c. 1897 - Apr 26, 1915 1897 - 1915
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c. 1888 - Sep 24, 1917 1888 - 1917
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c. 1913 - Oct 27, 1944 1913 - 1944
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c. 1891 - May 2, 1915 1891 - 1915
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c. 1878 - Jan 14, 1918 1878 - 1918
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c. 1922 - Dec 15, 1941 1922 - 1941
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c. 1884 - Jul 1, 1916 1884 - 1916
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c. 1896 - May 31, 1916 1896 - 1916
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c. 1893 - Apr 11, 1918 1893 - 1918
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