William Lantrip (1880 - 1968)

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Houlka, Chickasaw County, Mississippi

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1880 - In the year that William Lantrip was born, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

1882 - He was merely 2 years old when on January 5th, writer and lawyer Charles J. Guiteau was found guilty of the assassination of President Garfield. Guiteau was "offended" because his job applications had been rejected by Garfield's government. He was sentenced to death -although his lawyer plead insanity - and hanged five months later, on June 30th.

1898 - At the age of 18 years old, William was alive when on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

1961 - When he was 81 years old, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

1968 - In the year of William Lantrip's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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William Lantrip passed away in July 1968 at 88 years of age. There is no known cause of death. He was born on March 11, 1880. We have no information about William's immediate family. We know that William Lantrip had been residing in Houlka, Chickasaw County, Mississippi.

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