Willard Tew (1894 - 1972)

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Willard Tew
1894 - 1972
updated January 12, 2020
Willard Tew was born on September 15, 1894. He died in June 1972 at 77 years of age. We know that Willard Tew had been residing in Willimantic, Windham County, Connecticut 06226.

My Gand father on my mothers side, owned and operated the Horse Shoe Tavern in Willimantic Ct. for at least fifty years

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My grandfather, Willard. Cobin Tew while sometimes acting grumpy was always ready to do things for my brother and I, and probably spent more on fireworks every year than most people earned. He loved his place at Coventry lake and had the fastest boat on the lake at the time. My Grandmother Mildred was similar in-the way she treated us! That baffled my mother who was totally ignored by her mother and father as a child. My brother and I feel they we’re trying to make up for what they didn’t do for her. My God rest their souls!
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Willard Tew passed away in June 1972 at 77 years old. He was born on September 15, 1894. We are unaware of information about Willard's surviving family. We know that Willard Tew had been residing in Willimantic, Windham County, Connecticut 06226.
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1894 - 1972 World Events

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In 1894, in the year that Willard Tew was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1906, by the time he was just 12 years old, abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

In 1923, Willard was 29 years old when the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1949, by the time he was 55 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1972, in the year of Willard Tew's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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