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Maurice Ewing

Born in Lockney, Texas on May 12, 1906, Ewing was the eldest child of of large farming family in Floyd, County. He was pioneering geophysicist, during his career he published over 340 scientific papers. He served as president of the American Geophysical Union and the Seismological Society of America. He led over 50 oceanic expeditions. He made many contributions to oceanography, including the discovery of the SOFAR Channel, the invention of the sofar bomb, and did much fundamental work on plate tectonics. He was the chief scientist on board the Glomar Challenger. He originated Project Mogul, an early program to detect Soviet nuclear weapons tests. William Maurice "Doc" Ewing died in Galveston, Texas May 4, 1974.

 

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Floyd County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents of Floyd County Left a total $10,925 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Please share this with your family and friends from Floydada and Lockney to let them know how to claim their inheritance from the Texas Comptroller's Office. . . see the list

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