William Stockton (1915 - 2002)

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William Stockton
1915 - 2002
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November 22, 1915
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April 22, 2002
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Corona, Queens County, New York 11368
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William Stockton was born on November 22, 1915. He died on April 22, 2002 at age 86. We know that William Stockton had been residing in Corona, Queens County, New York 11368.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Long Island National Cemetery Section 2P Site 693 2040 Wellwood Avenue, in Farmingdale, New York 11735
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Branch of service: Us Army
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Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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William Stockton passed away on April 22, 2002 at 86 years of age. He was buried in Long Island National Cemetery Section 2P Site 693, Farmingdale, New York. He was born on November 22, 1915. There is no information about William's immediate family. We know that William Stockton had been residing in Corona, Queens County, New York 11368.

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In 1915, in the year that William Stockton was born, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1922, at the age of just 7 years old, William was alive when the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1946, when he was 31 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1986, by the time he was 71 years old, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

In 1994, William was 79 years old when on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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