William Nance (1901 - 1977)

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Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri

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Wethersfield Illinois House circa 1860's

Wethersfield Illinois House circa 1860's

William D. Nance

William D. Nance

Toni G. (Hill) Nance

Toni G. (Hill) Nance

 Mr. & Mrs. Nance

Mr. & Mrs. Nance

Charles Nance, 1912 Missouri

Charles Nance, 1912 Missouri

SSGT Woodrow Nance

SSGT Woodrow Nance

Woody and his pumpkins

Woody and his pumpkins

Lula Carr - Nance

Lula Carr - Nance

Woodrow Nance

Woodrow Nance

Nance Brothers and Their Wives

Nance Brothers and Their Wives

John A & Ailcey A (Nance) Key Wedding Photo

John A & Ailcey A (Nance) Key Wedding Photo

William Hardy Key & sons

William Hardy Key & sons

Nathaniel & Catherine Morgan's daughters, TN

Nathaniel & Catherine Morgan's daughters, TN

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1901 - In the year that William Nance was born, 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.

1918 - He was 17 years old when federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

1923 - At the age of 22 years old, William was alive when the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

1931 - When he was 30 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

1977 - In the year of William Nance's passing, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

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William Nance passed away in April 1977 at age 75. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on October 14, 1901. We have no information about William's immediate family. We know that William Nance had been residing in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

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