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Willie Edwards (1900 - 1993)

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Willie Edwards
1900 - 1993
Born
October 6, 1900
Death
January 31, 1993
Last Known Residence
Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana 47331
Summary
Willie Edwards of Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana was born on October 6, 1900, and died at age 92 years old on January 31, 1993.
Updated: November 4, 2011
Biography ID: 56638562

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Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana 47331
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October 6, 1900
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January 31, 1993
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Willie Edwards passed away at age 92 years old on January 31, 1993. Willie Edwards of Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana was born on October 6, 1900.

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Willie Edwards lived 22 years longer than the average Edwards family member when he died at the age of 92.
The average age of an Edwards family member is 70.
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1900 - 1993 World Events

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In 1900, in the year that Willie Edwards was born, when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1918, by the time he was 18 years old, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1946, at the age of 46 years old, Willie was alive when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1975, when he was 75 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1993, in the year of Willie Edwards's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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