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The data that makes up this index was provided by the Massachusetts State Department of Health.
George Smith Patton IV, a major general in the United States Army, can be found in these records. He was the son of the World War II general, George S. Patton, Jr. Patton served in the Korean War and Vietnam War. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, and Purple Heart, to name a few. From his entry in this collection, we see that he died on 27 June 2004 in Hamilton.
Walter Piston was a classical music composer and professor of music at Harvard University. Throughout his career, Piston wrote several texts on music theory. Piston is found in this collection and his death date is recorded as 12 November 1976 in Belmont.
Randall Thompson, another composer, is also found in this collection. Thompson was known for his choral works. His impact on male choral music earned him the honour of being the first recipient of the University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Award of Merit, awarded to him in 1964. Like Walter Piston, Thompson also taught at Harvard University. However, Thompson also taught at Curtis Institute of Music and the University of Virginia. Thompson died on 9 July 1984 in Boston.
Ted Kennedy, politician and lawyer, died on 25 August 2009 in Barnstable. He served for over forty years as a United States Senator. Ted was the youngest brother of John F Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States and Ted’s godfather.
Joseph P Kennedy, the father of John F Kennedy and Ted Kennedy, died on 18 November 1969 in Barnstable, Hyannis. Like his children, Joseph was a politician and leading member of the Democratic Party. He was also an investor and businessman.
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