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Wilbur C Smith (1922 - 2003)

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Wilbur C Smith
1922 - 2003
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June 5, 1922
Death
September 21, 2003
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Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas 77707
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Wilbur C Smith was born on June 5, 1922. He died on September 21, 2003 at 81 years of age. We know that Wilbur C Smith had been residing in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas 77707.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Wilbur C Smith died on September 21, 2003 at 81 years old. He was born on June 5, 1922. We are unaware of information about Wilbur's family or relationships. We know that Wilbur C Smith had been residing in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas 77707.
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In 1922, in the year that Wilbur C Smith was born, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1930, when he was just 8 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1959, at the age of 37 years old, Wilbur was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1976, at the age of 54 years old, Wilbur was alive when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1987, he was 65 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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