William Patton (1885 - 1966)

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William Patton
1885 - 1966
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March 1, 1885
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September 1966
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Girard, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16417
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William Patton was born on March 1, 1885. He died in September 1966 at age 81. We know that William Patton had been residing in Girard, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16417.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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William Patton passed away in September 1966 at 81 years of age. He was born on March 1, 1885. We are unaware of information about William's surviving family. We know that William Patton had been residing in Girard, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16417.

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In 1885, in the year that William Patton was born, on January 24th, the Fenians - Irish Nationalists - set off dynamite bombs in the House of Commons chamber, Westminster Hall, and the Tower of London. Four civilians and two policemen were injured.

In 1908, he was 23 years old when President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

In 1916, William was 31 years old when visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1941, William was 56 years old when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1966, in the year of William Patton's passing, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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