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Willard Welch (1910 - 1993)

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Willard Welch
1910 - 1993
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August 8, 1910
Death
February 24, 1993
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Kingston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18704
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Willard Welch was born on August 8, 1910. He died on February 24, 1993 at 82 years old. We know that Willard Welch had been residing in Kingston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18704.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Willard Welch passed away on February 24, 1993 at 82 years old. He was born on August 8, 1910. There is no information about Willard's family or relationships. We know that Willard Welch had been residing in Kingston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18704.
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1910 - 1993 World Events

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In 1910, in the year that Willard Welch was born, the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1929, at the age of 19 years old, Willard was alive when the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1954, by the time he was 44 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1980, Willard was 70 years old when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

In 1993, in the year of Willard Welch's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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