Willabelle M Deford (1917 - 2004)

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Willabelle M Deford
1917 - 2004
updated February 06, 2019
Willabelle M Deford was born on October 20, 1917. Willabelle died on October 1, 2004 at age 86. We know that Willabelle M Deford had been residing in Kennewick, Benton County, Washington 99337.

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Willabelle M Deford passed away on October 1, 2004 at age 86. Willabelle was born on October 20, 1917. There is no information about Willabelle's family or relationships. We know that Willabelle M Deford had been residing in Kennewick, Benton County, Washington 99337.
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In 1917, in the year that Willabelle M Deford was born, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1921, Willabelle was merely 4 years old when in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1932, at the age of only 15 years old, Willabelle was alive when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1945, when this person was 28 years old, on August 15th, Imperial Japan announced its surrender. On September 2nd, a formal agreement of surrender was signed. Japan and nine other states signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender in Tokyo Bay, calling for the return of all Allied prisoners of war and subordinating the authority of the emperor and the Japanese government to the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. VJ (Victory in Japan) Day was celebrated in the United States on August 14th and 15th. World War II was over.

In 1952, when this person was 35 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

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Daniel C Deford
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Robert P Deford
Jan 26, 1929 - Jan 13, 1998
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Alta L Deford
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James Glenn Deford
Apr 29, 1939 - Feb 16, 2011
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Feb 11, 1955 - February 1982
George Carney Deford
May 3, 1924 - Mar 16, 1983
Anna C Deford
Apr 2, 1922 - September 1997
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Thomas L Deford
Feb 5, 1942 - May 14, 1995
Genevieve E Deford
Apr 13, 1906 - Apr 1, 1998
Redwood City, CA
Clarence Deford
Apr 2, 1885 - June 1975
Seattle, Washington
Floyd Deford
Aug 14, 1880 - April 1966
Olympia, Washington
Harold L Deford
Dec 3, 1930 - Feb 3, 1995
Newberg, OR
Frances E Deford
Sep 6, 1932 - Jun 4, 2009
Olympia, WA
Joshua M Deford
Jan 19, 1980 - Jun 2, 1995
Thelma M Deford
Sep 6, 1916 - Jun 27, 1999
Vancouver, WA
J H Deford
Dec 25, 1917 - Aug 23, 1992
Kennewick, WA
Chrystial Deford
Nov 15, 1915 - August 1977
Marjorie E Deford
Jan 28, 1924 - Jul 10, 2000
Centralia, WA

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