Wardell Williams (1897 - 1959)

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Wardell Williams
1897 - 1959
updated February 06, 2019
Wardell Williams was born on May 20, 1897. He died in November 1959 at age 62.


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Wardell Williams died in November 1959 at age 62. He was born on May 20, 1897. There is no information about Wardell's family or relationships.
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In 1897, in the year that Wardell Williams was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1916, Wardell was 19 years old when visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1932, at the age of 35 years old, Wardell was alive when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1948, at the age of 51 years old, Wardell 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 1959, in the year of Wardell Williams's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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Dec 12, 1911 - February 1988
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Oct 26, 1919 - August 1970
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Oct 31, 1915 - April 1974
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Jan 21, 1919 - Dec 13, 1993
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Frank W Williams
Jul 25, 1907 - May 30, 1990
Freddie D Williams
Jan 4, 1920 - Jul 10, 1998
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Joseph Williams
Oct 15, 1908 - Mar 4, 1989
Fort Pierce, FL
Johnnie Williams
Oct 12, 1902 - Jun 21, 1990
Mary Williams
Oct 5, 1902 - July 1986
Sanford, Florida
Martin Williams
Aug 22, 1887 - August 1977
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Grant Williams
Sep 4, 1892 - June 1974
Eddie Williams
Feb 8, 1908 - Jan 31, 1990
Palatka, FL
Glen Williams
Jun 4, 1912 - November 1963
Mathew Williams
Feb 17, 1915 - January 1967
Maitland, Florida
Len Williams
Dec 7, 1907 - Dec 15, 1987
Bonifay, FL
Edward R Williams
May 5, 1921 - Apr 22, 1994
Covington, LA
Oscar Williams
Jul 3, 1913 - February 1943
Frank Williams
Jan 22, 1919 - Feb 28, 2005
Perry, FL
James Williams
Feb 4, 1916 - July 1987
Statesboro, Georgia
Kernard Williams
Jan 12, 1893 - April 1973
Jacksonville, Florida

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William H Driggers
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Ruth Barrow
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Chipley, Florida
Lola M Mcgruder
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Azzie L Childs
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Willie Cothern
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West Green, Georgia
Paul H Stansel
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Jacksonville, FL
Samuel Phillips
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Houston, Texas
John Ash
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