Willis J Sisson (1913 - 2006)

Willis J Sisson
1913 - 2006
updated February 06, 2019
Willis J Sisson was born on March 19, 1913. He died on November 20, 2006 at 93 years of age. We know that Willis J Sisson had been residing in Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington 98363.

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Willis J Sisson passed away on November 20, 2006 at 93 years of age. He was born on March 19, 1913. There is no information about Willis's immediate family. We know that Willis J Sisson had been residing in Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington 98363.
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In 1913, in the year that Willis J Sisson was born, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1928, at the age of just 15 years old, Willis was alive when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1931, Willis was 18 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1955, by the time he was 42 years old, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1985, when he was 72 years old, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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Sep 23, 1888 - February 1976
Dec 2, 1954 - Sep 4, 1995
May 7, 1955 - May 1981
Mar 3, 1910 - October 1971
Dec 10, 1891 - February 1976
Sep 27, 1910 - Mar 15, 1993
Nov 3, 1903 - Feb 9, 1990
Apr 1, 1894 - April 1986
Aug 3, 1903 - January 1981
Aug 27, 1884 - Oct 15, 1970
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