Willard Lane (1916 - 1995)

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Willard Lane
1916 - 1995
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July 29, 1916
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July 22, 1995
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North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16428
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Willard Lane was born on July 29, 1916. He died on July 22, 1995 at age 78. We know that Willard Lane had been residing in North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16428.
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Willard Lane died on July 22, 1995 at 78 years of age. He was born on July 29, 1916. We have no information about Willard's family. We know that Willard Lane had been residing in North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16428.

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In 1916, in the year that Willard Lane was born, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1944, by the time he was 28 years old, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1952, by the time he was 36 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1964, by the time he was 48 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1995, in the year of Willard Lane's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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