William D Mckay (1887 - 1973)

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William D Mckay
1887 - 1973
updated February 06, 2019
William D Mckay was born on July 23, 1887. He died on September 15, 1973 at 86 years old. We know that William D Mckay had been residing in Bakersfield, Kern County, California 93308.

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William D Mckay passed away on September 15, 1973 at 86 years old. He was born on July 23, 1887. There is no information about William's immediate family. We know that William D Mckay had been residing in Bakersfield, Kern County, California 93308.
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In 1887, in the year that William D Mckay was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1918, by the time he was 31 years old, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1922, at the age of 35 years old, William was alive when the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1956, by the time he was 69 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1973, in the year of William D Mckay's passing, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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Adelaide Mckay
Aug 26, 1896 - March 1987
Yakima, Washington
Elmer Mckay
Jul 18, 1876 - October 1968
Everett, Washington
Ethel Mckay
Apr 1, 1892 - March 1968
Cle Elum, Washington
Alex Mckay
May 31, 1881 - October 1962
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Alan Mckay
Sep 21, 1910 - August 1981
Hoquiam, Washington
Edward D Mckay
Jul 17, 1921 - Jul 21, 2008
Luella H Mckay
Nov 14, 1921 - Dec 8, 2007
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Kenneth Mckay
Jul 21, 1923 - Jul 26, 1988
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John Mckay
Feb 17, 1909 - August 1984
Edmonds, Washington
Francis Mckay
Mar 7, 1901 - September 1985
Seattle, Washington
Dan Mckay
Nov 14, 1899 - December 1968
Walla Walla, Washington
Georgia Mckay
Sep 1, 1905 - August 1977
California
Lillian P Mckay
Jul 14, 1916 - Mar 7, 1996
Oakland, CA
Lora B Mckay
Dec 27, 1929 - May 29, 2005
Lakebay, WA
Nora Mckay
Mar 9, 1913 - June 1980
Riverside, Washington
Frank Mckay
Jan 22, 1896 - August 1978
Port Orchard, Washington
Virginia Claire Mckay
Jul 16, 1934 - Aug 10, 2009
Olympia, Washington

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Harry Deagon
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Wayne Dedmore
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