Wilfred Crawford (1887 - 1966)

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Lynnwood, Snohomish County, Washington

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1887 - In the year that Wilfred Crawford was born, on May 9th, Buffalo Bill's Wild West show opened in London. Founded in 1883, the show was attended - twice - by Queen Victoria and adored by audiences who thrilled to his fanciful acts portraying life in the "Wild West."

1889 - By the time he was merely 2 years old, on April 22nd, at "high noon," about 50,000 people took off to claim open lands in the Land Rush of 1889. Called the "Unassigned Lands," part or all of 6 counties in Oklahoma were up for grabs. By the end of the day, Oklahoma City and Guthrie were created - each with about 10,000 inhabitants.

1942 - When he was 55 years old, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

1945 - He was 58 years old when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1966 - In the year of Wilfred Crawford's passing, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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Wilfred Crawford died in May 1966 at 78 years old. There is no listed cause of death for Wilfred. He was born on September 5, 1887. We are unaware of information about Wilfred's immediate family. We know that Wilfred Crawford had been residing in Lynnwood, Snohomish County, Washington.

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