William Dutch Tullis (1875 - 1950)

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William Dutch Tullis
1875 - 1950
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1875
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1950
S Hills, Australia
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S Hills, Australia
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William Dutch Tullis was born in 1875. He is the child of Alex Clarke Tullis and Nancy Dutch Tullis. He died in 1950 in S Hills, Australia at 75 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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William Dutch Tullis passed away in 1950 in S Hills, Australia at 75 years of age. He was born in 1875. He is the child of Alex Clarke Tullis and Nancy Dutch Tullis.

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In 1875, in the year that William Dutch Tullis was born, on March 1st, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act. The Act prohibited racial discrimination in both public accommodations and jury duty. Opposed by the public, the "public accommodations" sections of the Act were overturned by the Supreme Court eight years later.

In 1890, at the age of only 15 years old, William was alive when on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

In 1921, at the age of 46 years old, William was alive when on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1942, he was 67 years old when from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1950, in the year of William Dutch Tullis's passing, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

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