William E Gilpin (1916 - 1995)

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William E Gilpin
1916 - 1995
updated February 06, 2019
William E Gilpin was born on October 21, 1916. He died on April 14, 1995 at 78 years old. We know that William E Gilpin had been residing in Franklin, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 02038.


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William E Gilpin died on April 14, 1995 at age 78. He was born on October 21, 1916. There is no information about William's family. We know that William E Gilpin had been residing in Franklin, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 02038.
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In 1916, in the year that William E Gilpin was born, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1926, by the time he was just 10 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1938, William was 22 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1954, at the age of 38 years old, William was alive when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1995, in the year of William E Gilpin's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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around 1879 - Jul 29, 1916
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around 1899 - Nov 20, 1918
William George Gilpin
around 1911 - Aug 12, 1942
William Cleghorn Gilpin
around 1920 - Feb 1, 1943
William Gilpin
around 1884 - Sep 28, 1915
William T Gilpin
Born: around 1927
Kentucky, United States
William J Gilpin
Born: around 1905
Utah, United States
William T Gilpin
Born: around 1922
California, United States
William J Gilpin
Born: around 1920
Oregon, United States
William H Gilpin
Born: around 1917
California, United States
William F Gilpin
Born: around 1920
Texas, United States
William C Gilpin
Born: around 1916
Michigan, United States
William T Gilpin
Born: around 1920
United States
William G Gilpin
Born: around 1926
United States
William H Gilpin
Born: around 1909
United States
William E Gilpin
Born: around 1911
Kentucky, United States
William S Gilpin
Born: around 1914
Kentucky, United States
William R Gilpin
Born: around 1912
Indiana, United States

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James Gilpin
Oct 2, 1868 - August 1969
Pittsfield, MA
Susan Gilpin
Aug 12, 1888 - February 1977
Alice Gilpin
Oct 14, 1894 - June 1977
Greenfield, MA
Joseph Gilpin
Apr 13, 1919 - October 1983
Mary Gilpin
Oct 18, 1917 - June 1961
Frederick Gilpin
Dec 4, 1909 - November 1976
Boston, MA
John Gilpin
May 9, 1911 - October 1981
Milton, MA
Valerie A Gilpin
Jan 30, 1962 - Jun 21, 1995
Pompano Beach, FL
Minnie Gilpin
Jul 24, 1884 - September 1972
Woonsocket, RI
John Gilpin
May 14, 1916 - September 1974
Dorothy R Gilpin
Dec 7, 1910 - July 1991
North Scituate, RI
Eunice Gilpin
Mar 5, 1896 - February 1973
Central Falls, RI
Edwin L Gilpin
Jan 1, 1907 - Mar 30, 2003
Slatersville, RI
Douglas E Gilpin
Dec 9, 1939 - Dec 9, 2005
Woonsocket, RI
Myrtle M Gilpin
Dec 29, 1909 - Nov 7, 2000
Slatersville, RI
Charles Gilpin
Mar 9, 1899 - August 1964
Milford, CT
James Gilpin
Oct 17, 1921 - Jun 14, 2000
Seymour, CT
Carol C Gilpin
Jun 29, 1934 - Dec 21, 2007
Hallandale, FL
Victor Gilpin
Jun 3, 1916 - June 1963
Rhoda Gilpin
Oct 25, 1898 - September 1971
Enfield, CT

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George Mercer
Jul 25, 1892 - October 1975
Everett, MA
George Kersey
Feb 20, 1894 - January 1963
Walter Medsveski
Nov 30, 1914 - December 1963
Edward King
Mar 18, 1909 - July 1976
Charlestown, MA
Mary Barry
Dec 29, 1888 - November 1978
West Roxbury, MA
David J Calhoun
Feb 8, 1908 - Feb 8, 1998
Plymouth, MA
Eli Terila
Jan 22, 1904 - June 1971
Milton, MA
Sarah Flannery
Feb 5, 1882 - July 1967
Weymouth, MA
Russell Gillette
Sep 15, 1889 - June 1967
Newburyport, MA
Florence Southworth
Sep 12, 1892 - August 1980
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Helen Tobin
Aug 11, 1887 - July 1972
Brighton, MA
Gerard Cusick
Feb 1, 1912 - February 1983
Rochester, MA
Francis W Daly
Sep 18, 1913 - Jul 24, 1990
Joseph Meany
Mar 27, 1903 - July 1984
Samuel Martin
Jul 23, 1911 - October 1957
Marion L Riley
Jul 12, 1911 - Sep 24, 1996
Hanson, MA
John Taylor
Feb 4, 1909 - February 1967
Robert B Days
Aug 25, 1908 - Nov 10, 2001
Brockton, MA
Stella Browne
Aug 7, 1892 - January 1984
Saint Petersburg, FL
Arthur J Harper
Jul 23, 1914 - Feb 6, 2002
Malden, MA
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