William Creech (1888 - 1978)

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William Creech
1888 - 1978
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November 21, 1888
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February 1978
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Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Oklahoma 74464
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William Creech was born on November 21, 1888. He died in February 1978 at 89 years old. We know that William Creech had been residing in Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Oklahoma 74464.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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William Creech died in February 1978 at 89 years of age. He was born on November 21, 1888. There is no information about William's immediate family. We know that William Creech had been residing in Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Oklahoma 74464.

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In 1888, in the year that William Creech was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1900, William was merely 12 years old when Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA was created by Anthony in 1890 in order to fight for the right of women to vote in the United States. Membership in NAWSA began at 7,000 and in the decades of the struggle - women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 - membership rose to 2 million.

In 1914, William was 26 years old when in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1946, by the time he was 58 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1978, in the year of William Creech's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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