Alva Anglin (1897 - 1977)

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Alva Anglin
1897 - 1977
updated February 06, 2019
Alva Anglin was born on January 7, 1897. He died in May 1977 at 80 years old. We know that Alva Anglin had been residing in Coldwater, Tate County, Mississippi 38618.


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Alva Anglin died in May 1977 at age 80. He was born on January 7, 1897. We have no information about Alva's family or relationships. We know that Alva Anglin had been residing in Coldwater, Tate County, Mississippi 38618.
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In 1897, in the year that Alva Anglin was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1935, he was 38 years old when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1956, when he was 59 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1969, by the time he was 72 years old, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1977, in the year of Alva Anglin's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

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Gertrude Anglin
Nov 15, 1909 - Feb 15, 1998
Southaven, MS
Bonnie W Anglin
Jul 9, 1951 - Feb 4, 2005
Hattiesburg, MS
Bertha H Anglin
Jun 18, 1904 - Feb 2, 1988
Iuka, MS
Eva Anglin
Dec 15, 1898 - December 1981
Tishomingo, Mississippi
Eva L Anglin
Dec 8, 1936 - Dec 19, 2008
Tampa, Florida
K O Anglin
Jun 8, 1934 - Aug 15, 1990
Jonathan S Anglin
Feb 3, 1969 - May 10, 1989
Brandon, FL
Denise Anglin
Mar 13, 1964 - Feb 24, 2006
Randolph, MA
Thomas Anglin
Mar 23, 1970 - Jan 5, 1995
Sandra F Anglin
Dec 6, 1969 - Apr 29, 2009
Roanoke, AL
Rowena A Anglin
Jul 9, 1910 - Mar 20, 2004
Beresford Anglin
Feb 28, 1947 - Mar 7, 2010
Belle Glade, Florida
Arnold H Anglin
Oct 17, 1972 - Jan 13, 2002
H Anglin
Oct 26, 1929 - November 1994
Pomona, CA
Ernestina Anglin Quint
Nov 7, 1926 - Apr 21, 2003
El Cajon, CA
S Anglin
Aug 23, 2008 - May 4, 2009
Ben Aaron Anglin
Jun 13, 1983 - Sep 23, 2007
John R Anglin
Nov 25, 1992 - Feb 27, 2001
Galveston, TX
Haley R Anglin
Sep 2, 2004 - Oct 27, 2004
Chase Jordan Anglin
Jun 20, 2008 - Jan 28, 2009

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