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William Jenkins (1895 - 1985)

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William Jenkins
1895 - 1985
Born
December 7, 1895
Death
August 1985
Last Known Residence
Santa Ana, Orange County, California 92707
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William Jenkins of Santa Ana, Orange County, California was born on December 7, 1895, and died at age 89 years old in August 1985.
Updated: November 11, 2011
Biography ID: 85523718

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Santa Ana, Orange County, California 92707
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December 7, 1895
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William Jenkins passed away at age 89 years old in August 1985. William Jenkins of Santa Ana, Orange County, California was born on December 7, 1895.

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William Jenkins lived 19 years longer than the average Jenkins family member when he died at the age of 89.
The average age of a Jenkins family member is 70.
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1895 - 1985 World Events

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In 1895, in the year that William Jenkins was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1901, by the time he was merely 6 years old, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

In 1929, at the age of 34 years old, William was alive when on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1955, at the age of 60 years old, William was alive when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1985, in the year of William Jenkins's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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