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William Mcgoldrick (1899 - 1970)

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William Mcgoldrick
1899 - 1970
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September 20, 1899
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April 1970
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Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut 06784
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William Mcgoldrick was born on September 20, 1899. He died in April 1970 at 70 years old. We know that William Mcgoldrick had been residing in Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut 06784.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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William Mcgoldrick died in April 1970 at 70 years of age. He was born on September 20, 1899. We are unaware of information about William's family or relationships. We know that William Mcgoldrick had been residing in Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut 06784.
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In 1899, in the year that William Mcgoldrick was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1922, when he was 23 years old, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1954, William was 55 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 1964, when he was 65 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1970, in the year of William Mcgoldrick's passing, 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.

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