William H Montford (1904 - 1988)

William H Montford
1904 - 1988
updated February 06, 2019
William H Montford was born on October 21, 1904. He died in November 1988 at 84 years of age. We know that William H Montford had been residing in Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina 28540.
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William H Montford passed away in November 1988 at age 84. He was born on October 21, 1904. There is no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William H Montford had been residing in Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina 28540.
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In 1904, in the year that William H Montford was born, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1925, at the age of 21 years old, William was alive when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1939, by the time he was 35 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1970, at the age of 66 years old, William was alive when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1988, in the year of William H Montford'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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Oct 9, 1911 - May 1977
Jun 3, 1918 - February 1965
May 3, 1948 - December 1983
Mar 27, 1904 - January 1984
Jun 6, 1946 - December 1978
Aug 20, 1925 - May 17, 1995
Mar 10, 1919 - Sep 20, 2008
Jul 2, 1927 - Sep 11, 2006

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Nov 25, 1913 - Dec 15, 1987
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Jan 14, 1940 - September 1970
Jun 22, 1945 - March 1980
Sep 7, 1892 - November 1979
Mar 11, 1938 - Aug 19, 1976
May 13, 1936 - February 1984
Aug 6, 1947 - Jul 1, 2000
Feb 23, 1922 - Aug 15, 1995
Dec 10, 1899 - May 1994
Apr 2, 1940 - Jun 29, 1995
May 18, 1921 - Jul 4, 1988
Dec 22, 1912 - Dec 19, 1999
Jan 10, 1887 - March 1964
Jul 9, 1908 - May 1993
Jul 2, 1927 - Sep 11, 2006
Sep 26, 1897 - March 1986
Dec 27, 1895 - January 1969
Feb 23, 1961 - May 30, 2009
Jan 29, 1955 - Sep 5, 2004

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Oct 7, 1897 - December 1981
Oct 13, 1908 - Mar 13, 2002
Apr 19, 1912 - Jan 29, 1988
Feb 3, 1900 - Oct 12, 1990
Mar 28, 1888 - August 1987
Jun 17, 1883 - January 1980
Feb 27, 1918 - Jul 2, 2004
Nov 10, 1881 - June 1965
Dec 1, 1917 - Oct 19, 2000
Mar 23, 1885 - February 1985
Jun 23, 1912 - Dec 6, 1998
Mar 3, 1910 - January 1988
Nov 6, 1922 - Mar 5, 2004
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