William W Keefer (1925 - 2008)

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William W Keefer
1925 - 2008
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April 1, 1925
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April 7, 2008
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Rockton, Winnebago County, Illinois 61072
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William W Keefer was born on April 1, 1925. He died on April 7, 2008 at age 83. We know that William W Keefer had been residing in Rockton, Winnebago County, Illinois 61072.
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William W Keefer passed away on April 7, 2008 at age 83. He was born on April 1, 1925. We have no information about William's family. We know that William W Keefer had been residing in Rockton, Winnebago County, Illinois 61072.

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In 1925, in the year that William W Keefer was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1944, at the age of 19 years old, William was alive when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1963, by the time he was 38 years old, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1987, when he was 62 years old, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1990, William was 65 years old when after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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