William Wall (1895 - 1972)

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William Wall
1895 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
William Wall was born on October 8, 1895. He died in December 1972 at age 77. We know that William Wall had been residing in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee 37206.

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William Wall died in December 1972 at age 77. He was born on October 8, 1895. We are unaware of information about William's immediate family. We know that William Wall had been residing in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee 37206.
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In 1895, in the year that William Wall was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1911, when he was 16 years old, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1930, when he was 35 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1964, he was 69 years old when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1972, in the year of William Wall's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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William Thomas Wall
around 1891 - Jun 5, 1917
William John Wall
around 1919 - Feb 14, 1942
William John Wall
1898 - Jul 2, 1917
Heidelberg, Australia
William James Wall
around 1880 - Mar 11, 1915
William Henry Wall
around 1881 - Nov 15, 1915
William Harry Wall
around 1923 - Apr 19, 1945
William George Wall
around 1908 - Nov 23, 1939
William George Wall
around 1895 - Aug 20, 1915
William Frederick Wall
around 1910 - Jul 8, 1942
William Frederick Wall
Died: Dec 9, 1914
William Edward Wall
around 1893 - Aug 16, 1940
William Arthur Wall
around 1875 - May 8, 1915
William Arthur Wall
around 1921 - Aug 10, 1942
William Alfred Wall
around 1924 - Jan 2, 1944
William Alfred Wall
Died: Jan 7, 1916
William Wall
around 1894 - Aug 3, 1918
William Wall
around 1874 - Mar 8, 1918
William Wall
around 1923 - Sep 20, 1944

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William T Wall
May 22, 1923 - May 7, 1995
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Helen M Wall
Apr 12, 1928 - Nov 20, 1998
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William v Wall
Feb 17, 1928 - Mar 25, 2007
Phoenix, AZ
Amos O Wall
Jan 21, 1926 - Jun 10, 1991
Hettie A Wall
Nov 27, 1928 - Dec 25, 2009
Ridgetop, TN
Beulah Wall
Nov 1, 1894 - April 1981
Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee
Mary L Wall
Nov 6, 1919 - Jan 18, 2005
Taylor, MI
Edward Wall
May 27, 1928 - Aug 27, 2004
Goodspring, TN
Will Wall
Aug 21, 1883 - June 1949
Lizzie D Wall
Sep 4, 1901 - Apr 23, 1990
Bakersfield, CA
Elbert Wall
May 27, 1928 - Sep 3, 2003
Ardmore, TN
Marie G Wall
Mar 30, 1923 - Feb 3, 2000
Prospect, TN
Jimmie S Wall
Jun 29, 1928 - Feb 3, 1994
Memphis, TN
Eli Wall
May 24, 1940 - January 1983
Long Beach, California
Willie Wall
Jul 29, 1935 - September 1988
Bakersfield, CA
Charles Vincent Wall Sr
Sep 28, 1936 - Nov 28, 2009
Murrells Inlet, SC
Mary N Wall
Aug 21, 1910 - Nov 4, 2009
Nell Wall
Jun 7, 1895 - January 1987
Clarksburg, Tennessee
Carless C Wall
Feb 20, 1943 - Aug 19, 2010
Englewood, TN
Joe Wall
Jul 4, 1941 - May 25, 2011
Cunningham, TN

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Apr 29, 1927 - Jan 18, 1992
Sarah P Vinson
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Greenwood, Indiana
Ezra P Craighead
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Wade T Stone
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John F Stone
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John R Hopkins
May 24, 1926 - Jul 22, 1990
Mary E Slover
Feb 20, 1924 - May 28, 2010
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Aileen Martin
Sep 24, 1904 - Apr 11, 1999
Nashville, TN
Isaac Guy
Sep 10, 1907 - April 1982
Sparta, Tennessee
Johnnie Brown
Sep 2, 1905 - August 1966
Ernest E Lewis
May 19, 1926 - Feb 9, 2011
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James A Bransford
Sep 18, 1924 - Nov 13, 2006
Gallatin, TN
Marshall B Broome
Sep 6, 1924 - Apr 11, 1999
Clarksville, TN
Carroll H Asher
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William C Ballard
Jan 9, 1927 - Mar 3, 2002
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