William Waters (1914 - 1940)

William Waters
1914 - 1940
updated February 06, 2019
William Waters was born c. 1914. He died on May 23, 1940 at 26 years old.
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William Waters
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Waters
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Dunkirk Memorial Column 119., in France
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Service number: 5568278
Rank: Private
Regiment: Wiltshire Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd Bn.

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William Waters passed away on May 23, 1940 at age 26. He was buried in Dunkirk Memorial Column 119., France. He was born c. 1914. We are unaware of information about William's immediate family.
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In 1914, in the year that William Waters was born, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1922, he was just 8 years old when the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1924, at the age of just 10 years old, William was alive 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.

In 1938, William was 24 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1940, in the year of William Waters's passing, on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

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c. 1878 - Nov 3, 1914
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c. 1886 - Jan 1, 1915
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c. 1896 - Jun 16, 1946
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c. 1898 - Apr 29, 1917
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c. 1893 - Mar 12, 1915
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1886 - Nov 5, 1918
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c. 1922 - Nov 13, 1944
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c. 1878 - Mar 13, 1915
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c. 1895 - Sep 6, 1914
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c. 1909 - Aug 7, 1943
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c. 1903 - Dec 18, 1940
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c. 1878 - Nov 3, 1914
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c. 1886 - Jan 1, 1915
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c. 1896 - Jun 16, 1946
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c. 1898 - Apr 29, 1917
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c. 1893 - Mar 12, 1915
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c. 1924 - Feb 5, 1943
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c. 1925 - May 9, 1941
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c. 1922 - Nov 13, 1944
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c. 1878 - Mar 13, 1915
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c. 1895 - Sep 6, 1914
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c. 1909 - Aug 7, 1943
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c. 1903 - Dec 18, 1940
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Unknown - May 8, 1915
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c. 1886 - Dec 11, 1916
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c. 1888 - Sep 24, 1917
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c. 1897 - Nov 13, 1916
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