William H Elgin (1940 - 1988)

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William H Elgin
1940 - 1988
updated February 06, 2019
William H Elgin was born on August 8, 1940. He died on October 27, 1988 at 48 years of age. We know that William H Elgin had been residing in Kent, Portage County, Ohio 44240.


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William H Elgin passed away on October 27, 1988 at age 48. He was born on August 8, 1940. There is no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William H Elgin had been residing in Kent, Portage County, Ohio 44240.
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In 1940, in the year that William H Elgin was born, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1954, William was just 14 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1960, he was 20 years old 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 1976, he was 36 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1988, in the year of William H Elgin's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Other William Elgins

William Elgin
Born: around 1927
Ohio, United States
William B Elgin
Born: around 1922
Missouri, United States
William O Elgin
Born: around 1912
Indiana, United States
William R Sr Elgin
Born: around 1908
South Carolina, United States
William S Elgin
Born: around 1923
United States
William W Elgin
Born: around 1922
Maryland, United States
William R Elgin
Born: around 1901
Washington, United States
William Elgin
1823 - 1864
William Elgin
May 15, 1915 - Oct 25, 1983
William G Elgin
around 1906  - Oct 26, 1906
William F. Elgin
Born: around 1934
William F. Elgin
Born: around 1934
William Frederick Elgin
Born: around 1934
William R. Elgin
Born: around 1969
William Elgin
Mar 14, 1912 - August 1980
Long Beach, California
William Elgin
Oct 20, 1894 - September 1967
Okanogan, Washington
William R Elgin
Dec 23, 1901 - Jan 9, 1988
Kirkland, WA
William B Elgin
Apr 15, 1922 - Jun 15, 2005
Saint Louis, MO

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Kate Elgin
Dec 6, 1885 - March 1967
Columbus, Ohio
Charles J Elgin
Jun 1, 1926 - May 20, 1991
Kathryn Irene Elgin
Jun 28, 1935 - May 28, 2011
Wayne E Elgin
Oct 7, 1943 - Mar 16, 2007
Sylvania, OH
William Elgin
Sep 21, 1915 - September 1980
Cincinnati, Ohio
Rose M Elgin
May 8, 1915 - Nov 28, 1989
Leesburg, FL
J A Elgin
Jan 18, 1948 - Dec 15, 1993
John W Elgin
Sep 27, 1926 - Mar 5, 2011
Tipp City, Ohio
Robert W Elgin
Mar 30, 1932 - Mar 30, 2004
Laurelville, OH
H Elgin
Apr 11, 1911 - January 1977
Lafayette, Indiana
Genevieve B Elgin
Apr 25, 1907 - Jul 8, 1989
Des Plaines, IL
Gladys Elgin
Jul 7, 1904 - Dec 8, 1997
New Port Richey, FL
Ica Elgin
Sep 7, 1913 - April 1985
Seymour, Indiana
Sidney Elgin
Jun 27, 1893 - January 1965
F B Elgin
Jan 1, 1915 - Dec 15, 1991
Ben Elgin
Mar 15, 1887 - April 1974
Gary, Indiana
Edna L Elgin
Mar 13, 1920 - Jun 3, 1996
Campbellsburg, IN
Robert L Elgin
Oct 25, 1938 - Jun 26, 2006
Campbellsburg, IN
Linda S Elgin
Jul 8, 1948 - Mar 3, 2010
Statesville, NC
Edith Elgin
Sep 24, 1913 - May 1979
Madison, Indiana

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Lloyd H Snively
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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