Willie Debro (1901 - 1977)

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Willie Debro
1901 - 1977
updated February 06, 2019
Willie Debro was born on October 8, 1901. He died in October 1977 at 75 years of age. We know that Willie Debro had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.


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Willie Debro died in October 1977 at 75 years of age. He was born on October 8, 1901. There is no information about Willie's immediate family. We know that Willie Debro had been residing in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.
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In 1901, in the year that Willie Debro was born, Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

In 1910, Willie was only 9 years old when the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1937, Willie was 36 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1950, Willie was 49 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1977, in the year of Willie Debro's passing, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

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Feb 4, 1909 - October 1987
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Mar 9, 1892 - October 1964
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May 26, 1946 - December 1977
Lutilda Debro
Mar 9, 1901 - Oct 13, 1997
Corpus Christi, TX
George Debro
Oct 11, 1918 - October 1982
Portland, Oregon
Ephraim Debro
Jan 1, 1917 - November 1983
Corpus Christi, Texas
Ferdinand Debro
Jan 18, 1882 - February 1972
Saint Louis, Missouri
Ralph A Debro
Nov 10, 1914 - Nov 14, 2003
Saint Louis, MO
Catherine Debro
Dec 21, 1918 - July 1981
Fenton, Missouri
Judith Debro
Jun 25, 1942 - November 1975
Ferdinand E Debro
Jun 11, 1913 - Jan 2, 1994
Florissant, MO
Germaine L Debro
Feb 9, 1973 - Sep 4, 2006
Robert W Debro
Mar 3, 1948 - Jan 16, 2001
Frances Debro
May 15, 1908 - Jul 22, 1990
Mary Debro
Feb 20, 1920 - April 1978
James Debro
Mar 12, 1912 - November 1988
Rich Square, NC
Elnora Debro
May 6, 1913 - Jul 19, 1992
Washington, DC
Halyconia Debro
Jul 27, 1907 - January 1981
Buffalo, New York
Ephraim Debro
Born: around 1917
Celestine (Williams) Debro
Born: around 1929

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