William Danks (1899 - 1975)

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William Danks
1899 - 1975
updated February 06, 2019
William Danks was born on August 12, 1899. He died in February 1975 at age 75. We know that William Danks had been residing in Youngwood, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.


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William Danks passed away in February 1975 at age 75. He was born on August 12, 1899. We are unaware of information about William's immediate family. We know that William Danks had been residing in Youngwood, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
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In 1899, in the year that William Danks was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1908, by the time he was only 9 years old, Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

In 1956, when he was 57 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 1960, at the age of 61 years old, William was alive when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1975, in the year of William Danks's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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around 1905 - Jul 24, 1944
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around 1884 - Nov 26, 1940
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around 1884 - Oct 21, 1916
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Died: 1871
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1886 - 1978
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1907 - 1921
Bwk E, Australia
William Smithers Danks
1831 - 1905
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William Kenneth Danks
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Maryjo Danks
Nov 28, 1914 - May 1977
Greensburg, PA
William E Danks
Jan 10, 1916 - Jan 15, 1997
Greensburg, PA
Jane K Danks
Nov 12, 1919 - Mar 21, 2005
New Albany, IN
Sophia Danks
Feb 8, 1904 - Nov 25, 1993
Washington, PA
James Danks
Mar 9, 1888 - March 1963
Frank Danks
Sep 18, 1918 - March 1981
Greensburg, PA
Helen Danks
Dec 8, 1902 - July 1990
Edward H Danks
Jul 29, 1915 - May 20, 2000
Allamuchy, NJ
William Danks
Dec 20, 1922 - May 1979
Philadelphia, PA
James E Danks
Mar 2, 1928 - May 23, 2004
Youngwood, PA
Thelma I Danks
Dec 24, 1929 - Dec 20, 1996
Woodlyn, PA
Catherine Danks
Mar 16, 1907 - June 1980
Philadelphia, PA
Louise G Danks
Sep 11, 1921 - May 12, 2007
Greensburg, PA
James J Danks
Jun 21, 1926 - Jan 4, 2010
Newark, DE
Julia Danks
Apr 5, 1908 - February 1980
Philadelphia, PA
William J Danks
Jun 27, 1918 - Sep 10, 1991
Sr Mary S Danks
Dec 26, 1908 - July 1989
Philadelphia, PA
Mary R Danks
Feb 6, 1921 - Dec 19, 2001
Florence Danks
Sep 2, 1891 - December 1968
Philadelphia, PA
Margaret J Danks
Sep 10, 1935 - December 1997
Youngwood, PA

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Salisbury, MD
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