William Rowland Bradford (1909 - 1941)

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Runnymede Memorial Panel 40.,
United Kingdom

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Service number: 903762
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit/ship/squadron: 10 Sqdn.

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Rowland

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Equilla F Bradford

Equilla F Bradford

Equilla F Bradford

Equilla F Bradford

Equilla Bradford

Equilla Bradford

Richard S. Bradford

Richard S. Bradford

Clair Ellen Bradford

Clair Ellen Bradford

Eleanora Angela Bradford, Washington

Eleanora Angela Bradford, Washington

Gamaliel Bradford

Gamaliel Bradford

Juanita Elrod & Jr Class, Georgia

Juanita Elrod & Jr Class, Georgia

Juanita Elrod, 1932 Georgia, Spring Place School

Juanita Elrod, 1932 Georgia, Spring Place School

Mary B Mech

Mary B Mech

Georgia Waleska (Bradford) Portlock

Georgia Waleska (Bradford) Portlock

Georgia Waleska (Bradford) Portlock

Georgia Waleska (Bradford) Portlock

Lila Evelyn Bradford and Fred Martin Cuneo Family

Lila Evelyn Bradford and Fred Martin Cuneo Family

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Samuel Dalton Holmes Bradford Equilla F Bradford Equilla F Bradford Equilla Bradford

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1909 - In the year that William Rowland Bradford was born, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

1924 - He was merely 15 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

1935 - William was 26 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

1937 - By the time he was 28 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

1941 - In the year of William Rowland Bradford's passing, 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".

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William Rowland Bradford passed away on June 19, 1941 at 32 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for William. He was buried in Runnymede Memorial Panel 40., United Kingdom. He was born around 1909. We are unaware of information about William's immediate family.

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