William Sikes (1903 - 1957)

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William Sikes
1903 - 1957
updated February 06, 2019
William Sikes was born on December 7, 1903. He died in April 1957 at 53 years old.


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William Sikes passed away in April 1957 at 53 years old. He was born on December 7, 1903. There is no information about William's immediate family.
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In 1903, in the year that William Sikes was born, the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

In 1923, at the age of 20 years old, William was alive when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1938, when he was 35 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1948, he was 45 years old when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1957, in the year of William Sikes's passing, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

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Other William Sikeses

William A Jr Sikes
Born: around 1918
Georgia, United States
William S Sikes
Born: around 1927
Arkansas, United States
William H Sikes
Born: around 1919
United States
William P Jr Sikes
Born: around 1925
Mississippi, United States
William F Sikes
Born: around 1919
Georgia, United States
William W Sikes
Born: around 1917
Alabama, United States
William A Sr Sikes
Born: around 1914
Alabama, United States
William O Sikes
Born: around 1909
Georgia, United States
William S Sr Sikes
Born: around 1908
Georgia, United States
William R Sikes
Born: around 1922
Alabama, United States
William F Sikes
Born: around 1916
Georgia, United States
William D Sikes
Born: around 1927
California, United States
William G Sikes
Born: around 1912
Texas, United States
William D Sikes
Born: around 1926
Indiana, United States
William B Sikes
Born: around 1915
Florida, United States
William H Sikes
Born: around 1918
Georgia, United States
William Lee Sikes
Oct 26, 1934 - Jan 4, 2012
William H Sikes
Died: Jun 22, 1907
William R Sikes
Jul 4, 1921 - Jan 1, 1989
William E Sikes
Jan 16, 1944 - Nov 19, 1980

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Bessie A Sikes
Jul 4, 1897 - April 1993
Jacksonville, FL
James Sikes
Sep 28, 1912 - April 1981
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Louella Sikes
Jun 18, 1919 - Jul 7, 1988
Vidalia, GA
Benjamin Sikes
Aug 20, 1915 - February 1980
Stockbridge, Georgia
James Sikes
Sep 17, 1911 - August 1976
Jacksonville, Florida
Wilson Sikes
Feb 20, 1919 - March 1968
Iva Sikes
Mar 8, 1912 - May 1978
Middleburg, Florida
Gertrude Sikes
Dec 24, 1920 - Mar 2, 2005
Trenton, NJ
Jimmie L Sikes
Feb 20, 1905 - Mar 7, 1992
Harvey Sikes
Aug 28, 1909 - August 1971
Hawthorne, Florida
Owen Sikes
Nov 28, 1913 - February 1981
Jacksonville, Florida
L B Sikes
Apr 3, 1910 - Nov 1, 1989
Brooksville, FL
James Sikes
Jan 6, 1890 - January 1968
Fort Myers, Florida
Pantone Sikes
Jun 19, 1921 - Jan 21, 1999
Jacksonville, FL
Jack A Sikes
Feb 6, 1919 - Jan 28, 2008
Orlando, FL
Mary D Sikes
Sep 11, 1927 - Apr 19, 2000
Tallahassee, FL
Bernice C Sikes
Aug 29, 1924 - Apr 2, 2009
Macclenny, Florida
Eunice Sikes
Jun 17, 1906 - June 1971
Jacksonville, Florida
Hazel C Sikes
Aug 18, 1915 - Aug 4, 2000
Jacksonville, FL
Jewell Sikes
May 12, 1926 - October 1980

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Jul 3, 1907 - November 1973
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Mar 2, 1906 - April 1980
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W C Register
Sep 19, 1920 - Sep 15, 1965
Harry Hudson
Nov 4, 1916 - April 1972
Tifton, Georgia
Dudley C Jarvis
Mar 17, 1917 - Dec 12, 1998
Pensacola, FL
Louise H Singleton
Jan 24, 1920 - Oct 1, 2004
Jacksonville, FL
Millard S Forehand
Jan 6, 1918 - Dec 20, 1987
Panama City, FL
Paul C Padgett
Nov 18, 1920 - Nov 18, 1987
Miami, FL
Billie M Pagonis
Mar 13, 1909 - Feb 26, 1988
Brunswick, GA
Roy Dickerson
Feb 28, 1891 - December 1966
Cleveland, Tennessee
Milton Foor
Aug 4, 1910 - November 1984
Jacksonville, Florida
Leila Elex
Feb 27, 1905 - February 1977
Jacksonville, Florida
Arthur B Tyner
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Jacksonville, FL
Ritadelle M Browne
Nov 19, 1912 - July 1990
Mizell Platt
Aug 21, 1920 - July 1970
James E Hurst
Nov 6, 1920 - May 1, 1991
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May 12, 1921 - Nov 19, 1998
Miami, FL
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Jun 26, 1914 - June 1980
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