Amos Ponder (1876 - 1976)

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Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida

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Henry Ponder Family

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Henry Ponder

Henry Ponder

Wanda, Lamaetrel, & Ricky Ponder

Wanda, Lamaetrel, & Ricky Ponder

Ofus Levon Ponder

Ofus Levon Ponder

Bobbye Ponder, Georgia, 1937

Bobbye Ponder, Georgia, 1937

Sena, Henry, Edna, Nela & Lela Ponder, Arkansas

Sena, Henry, Edna, Nela & Lela Ponder, Arkansas

B24 Bomber Sterile Carol

B24 Bomber Sterile Carol

Tuskegee Airmen Fighter Pilots WW2

Tuskegee Airmen Fighter Pilots WW2

Unknown Couple 1

Unknown Couple 1

Ida,David Tapp and sister Minnie

Ida,David Tapp and sister Minnie

Ida Virginia Ponder Tapp

Ida Virginia Ponder Tapp

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Unknown Man 4 Henry Ponder Family Henry Ponder Wanda, Lamaetrel, & Ricky Ponder

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1876 - In the year that Amos Ponder was born, on May 1st, Queen Victoria added the title Empress of India, a title held by British monarchs until 1948 - when India gained independence from the United Kingdom.

1897 - He was 21 years old when in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

1918 - Amos was 42 years old when on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

1973 - When he was 97 years old, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

1976 - In the year of Amos Ponder's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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Amos Ponder died in March 1976 at 99 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on October 15, 1876. There is no information about Amos's immediate family. We know that Amos Ponder had been residing in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida.

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