William Delk (1917 - 1981)

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William Delk
1917 - 1981
updated February 06, 2019
William Delk was born on May 5, 1917. He died in February 1981 at 63 years of age. We know that William Delk had been residing in Corbin, Whitley County, Kentucky 40701.


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William Delk died in February 1981 at 63 years of age. He was born on May 5, 1917. We have no information about William's family. We know that William Delk had been residing in Corbin, Whitley County, Kentucky 40701.
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In 1917, in the year that William Delk was born, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

In 1943, by the time he was 26 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1953, at the age of 36 years old, William was alive when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1964, when he was 47 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1981, in the year of William Delk's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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Other William Delks

William H Delk
Born: around 1924
California, United States
William H Delk
Born: around 1911
Tennessee, United States
William C Delk
Born: around 1916
Virginia, United States
William A Delk
Born: around 1909
New Jersey, United States
William C. Delk Jr
Born: around 1948
William F. Delk
Born: around 1962
William L. Delk
Born: around 1947
William G. Delk
Born: around 1940
William D. Delk
Born: around 1946
William L. Delk
Born: around 1974
William E Delk
Jun 17, 1943 - Nov 15, 1987
Costa Mesa, CA
William Delk
Jun 2, 1924 - March 1962
William C Delk
May 7, 1939 - Sep 19, 2006
Porterville, CA
William Clyde Delk
Mar 12, 1918 - Sep 29, 2008
Porterville, California
William Delk
Jul 25, 1907 - June 1983
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
William C Delk
Mar 21, 1910 - Dec 31, 1999
Stromsburg, NE
William Delk
Jan 23, 1908 - January 1987
William H Delk
Jun 3, 1920 - Oct 2, 1991
William E Delk
Oct 10, 1892 - Jul 15, 1971
Dallas, TX

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Elmus Delk
Jan 6, 1906 - April 1968
Mollie Delk
Jan 26, 1924 - Jan 30, 2002
Louisville, KY
Debbie J Delk
Feb 6, 1903 - Jan 3, 1990
Albany, KY
Raymond K Delk
Jul 8, 1920 - Nov 2, 1996
Franklin, KY
Nolia C Delk
Jun 14, 1913 - Dec 31, 1997
Franklin, KY
Roy H Delk
Jul 11, 1938 - Nov 24, 2005
Indianapolis, IN
William E Delk
Nov 27, 1896 - Feb 11, 2000
Nancy, KY
Ella Delk
Mar 8, 1886 - August 1975
Shelbyville, Kentucky
Mamie Delk
May 6, 1889 - May 1974
Glasgow, Kentucky
Lizzie Delk
May 24, 1908 - Jun 4, 1997
Lewisburg, KY
Hattie Delk
Nov 25, 1883 - September 1970
Shelbyville, Tennessee
Clarcy M Delk
Apr 14, 1918 - Jan 15, 2002
Shelbyville, TN
Paul Delk
Jun 4, 1904 - May 1983
Old Hickory, Tennessee
William Delk
Oct 25, 1894 - November 1965
Nashville, Tennessee
Lonnie Delk
Oct 12, 1895 - August 1980
Nashville, Tennessee
Elsie Delk
May 26, 1914 - July 1987
Hermitage, Tennessee
Haywood Delk
Aug 2, 1896 - September 1955
Edith Delk
Jul 11, 1906 - June 1975
Memphis, Tennessee
Frank B Delk
Jul 24, 1920 - Apr 9, 2009
Nashville, TN
Stanford Z Delk
Mar 28, 1921 - Jun 19, 1994
Littleton, CO

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Aug 19, 1923 - Dec 13, 2007
La Grange, KY
Theodore Whitehead
Jul 2, 1910 - Jul 26, 1993
Wallins Creek, KY
Carrol R Godby
Aug 14, 1920 - Oct 4, 1993
Goodland, IN
Pauline Williams
May 13, 1922 - May 24, 2006
Chicago, IL
Mazie Richardson
Sep 16, 1910 - June 1998
Covington, KY
George Caldwell
Jun 25, 1922 - December 1993
Bledsoe, KY
Charlie Smith
Mar 20, 1909 - Jul 20, 1997
New Tazewell, TN
Sam A Broderick
Jul 8, 1920 - Jun 6, 1996
Frankfort, KY
Lucille H Herron
Jul 12, 1920 - July 1994
London, KY
Ruby L Moore
Nov 14, 1920 - Jul 21, 2010
London, KY
Lyle Stokes
Feb 6, 1897 - January 1978
Monticello, Kentucky
Edgar Martin
Aug 24, 1919 - Feb 6, 2008
Warren, MI
Robert Frame
Jun 24, 1897 - February 1981
Lexington, Kentucky
Hughy Quesenberry
Mar 24, 1891 - June 1986
Keokee, Virginia
Leslie W Middleton
Jul 1, 1921 - May 4, 2003
Gray, KY
Thomas E Rose
Dec 11, 1921 - Mar 5, 2009
Belvidere, IL
Curtis Creech
Nov 8, 1908 - January 1967
Wilmer Evans
Nov 8, 1917 - December 1987
Science Hill, Kentucky
Amos Helton
Mar 13, 1898 - December 1977
Barbourville, Kentucky
Wilma Roszmann
Oct 8, 1920 - Jul 30, 2002
Oakley, CA
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