Arthur P Krespan (1894 - 1988)

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Arthur P Krespan
1894 - 1988
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April 17, 1894
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October 10, 1988
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16509
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Arthur P Krespan was born on April 17, 1894. He died on October 10, 1988 at 94 years old. We know that Arthur P Krespan had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16509.
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Arthur P Krespan died on October 10, 1988 at 94 years old. He was born on April 17, 1894. We are unaware of information about Arthur's surviving family. We know that Arthur P Krespan had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16509.

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In 1894, in the year that Arthur P Krespan was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1914, by the time he was 20 years old, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1923, at the age of 29 years old, Arthur was alive when on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1956, at the age of 62 years old, Arthur was alive when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1988, in the year of Arthur P Krespan's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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