Willard Evins (1909 - 1976)

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Willard Evins
1909 - 1976
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September 12, 1909
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October 1976
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Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida 32627
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Willard Evins was born on September 12, 1909. He died in October 1976 at 67 years of age. We know that Willard Evins had been residing in Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida 32627.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Willard Evins died in October 1976 at 67 years of age. He was born on September 12, 1909. We are unaware of information about Willard's immediate family. We know that Willard Evins had been residing in Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida 32627.

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In 1909, in the year that Willard Evins was born, the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1925, at the age of 16 years old, Willard was alive when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1949, at the age of 40 years old, Willard was alive when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1959, by the time he was 50 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1976, in the year of Willard Evins's passing, 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."

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