William P Baxter (1919 - 1987)

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Creal Springs, Williamson County, Illinois

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1919 - In the year that William P Baxter was born, in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

1927 - At the age of merely 8 years old, William was alive when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

1952 - At the age of 33 years old, William was alive when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

1976 - He was 57 years old when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

1987 - In the year of William P Baxter's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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William P Baxter passed away on December 18, 1987 at 68 years old. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on July 20, 1919. There is no information about William's family. We know that William P Baxter had been residing in Creal Springs, Williamson County, Illinois.

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