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William Watson Locke (1921 - 1943)

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William Watson Locke
1921 - 1943
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c. 1921
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August 27, 1943
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William Watson Locke was born c. 1921. He died on August 27, 1943 at age 22.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 133543 Rank: Flying Officer Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit/ship/squadron: 107 Sqdn.
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William Watson Locke died on August 27, 1943 at 22 years old. He was buried in Auchy-au-bois Churchyard Grave 3., France. He was born c. 1921. We are unaware of information about William's family or relationships.
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In 1921, in the year that William Watson Locke was born, on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1930, by the time he was only 9 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1932, he was only 11 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1943, in the year of William Watson Locke's passing, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

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