Arthur Maxwell Thrasher (1907 - 1979)

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Burial / Funeral

Willamette National Cemetery
Section O Site 2175,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: EM1
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Maxwell

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1907 - In the year that Arthur Maxwell Thrasher was born, in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

1926 - At the age of 19 years old, Arthur was alive when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

1944 - Arthur was 37 years old when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

1969 - By the time he was 62 years old, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

1979 - In the year of Arthur Maxwell Thrasher's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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Arthur Maxwell Thrasher passed away on June 20, 1979 at 71 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section O Site 2175, Portland, Or. He was born on September 6, 1907. There is no information about Arthur's family or relationships. We know that Arthur Maxwell Thrasher had been residing in Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon.

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