William Bradford (1893 - 1967)

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New York, New York County, New York

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Equilla F Bradford

Equilla F Bradford

Equilla F Bradford

Equilla F Bradford

Equilla Bradford

Equilla Bradford

Richard S. Bradford

Richard S. Bradford

Clair Ellen Bradford

Clair Ellen Bradford

Eleanora Angela Bradford, Washington

Eleanora Angela Bradford, Washington

Gamaliel Bradford

Gamaliel Bradford

Juanita Elrod & Jr Class, Georgia

Juanita Elrod & Jr Class, Georgia

Juanita Elrod, 1932 Georgia, Spring Place School

Juanita Elrod, 1932 Georgia, Spring Place School

Mary B Mech

Mary B Mech

Georgia Waleska (Bradford) Portlock

Georgia Waleska (Bradford) Portlock

Georgia Waleska (Bradford) Portlock

Georgia Waleska (Bradford) Portlock

Lila Evelyn Bradford and Fred Martin Cuneo Family

Lila Evelyn Bradford and Fred Martin Cuneo Family

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Samuel Dalton Holmes Bradford Equilla F Bradford Equilla F Bradford Equilla Bradford

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1893 - In the year that William Bradford was born, on March 4th, Grover Cleveland became the 24th President of the United States. On July 1st, President Cleveland was operated on for a non-cancerous tumor in his mouth. He chose to have the operation secretly because he didn't want to worsen the financial depression that was occurring at the time.

1909 - By the time he was 16 years old, 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.".

1938 - William was 45 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1960 - At the age of 67 years old, William was alive when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

1967 - In the year of William Bradford's passing, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

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William Bradford died in February 1967 at 73 years of age. There is no known cause of death. He was born on May 29, 1893. There is no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William Bradford had been residing in New York, New York County, New York.

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