Adelbert Sawyer (1904 - 1968)

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Benton, Saline County, Arkansas

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June R. (Winkler) Sawyer

June R. (Winkler) Sawyer

Family of Gasper Sawyer

Family of Gasper Sawyer

Katherine Sawyer

Katherine Sawyer

The Real Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain’s Inspiration

The Real Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain’s Inspiration

Ethel - Sawyer Family

Ethel - Sawyer Family

Leslie Allen Sawyer

Leslie Allen Sawyer

Doris Martha Sawyer

Doris Martha Sawyer

Vera Lillian (Wheeler) Sawyer

Vera Lillian (Wheeler) Sawyer

Unknown Sawyers?

Unknown Sawyers?

Unknown Sawyers?

Unknown Sawyers?

Mary & Elsie, Florence A. Merriam High School photo

Mary & Elsie, Florence A. Merriam High School photo

SAWYER BOY'S AND WIVE'S

SAWYER BOY'S AND WIVE'S

ROBERT THOMAS SAWYER

ROBERT THOMAS SAWYER

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June R. (Winkler) Sawyer Family of Gasper Sawyer Katherine Sawyer The Real Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain’s Inspiration

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1904 - In the year that Adelbert Sawyer was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

1920 - Adelbert was 16 years old when speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

1932 - Adelbert was 28 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

1940 - At the age of 36 years old, Adelbert was alive when on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

1968 - In the year of Adelbert Sawyer's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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Adelbert Sawyer died in September 1968 at 64 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Adelbert. Adelbert was born on February 4, 1904. There is no information about Adelbert's family or relationships. We know that Adelbert Sawyer had been residing in Benton, Saline County, Arkansas.

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