Ben J Marshall (1920 - 2007)

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Ben J Marshall
1920 - 2007
updated February 06, 2019
Ben J Marshall was born on October 10, 1920. He died on April 5, 2007 at 86 years old. We know that Ben J Marshall had been residing in Dunnellon, Marion County, Florida 34431.


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Ben J Marshall died on April 5, 2007 at 86 years old. He was born on October 10, 1920. We have no information about Ben's surviving family. We know that Ben J Marshall had been residing in Dunnellon, Marion County, Florida 34431.
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In 1920, in the year that Ben J Marshall was born, 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.

In 1935, he was just 15 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1941, at the age of 21 years old, Ben was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1974, Ben was 54 years old when on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1992, Ben was 72 years old when on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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Ben H Marshall
Born: around 1908
Texas, United States
Ben E Marshall
Born: around 1913
United States
Ben J Marshall
Born: around 1916
Georgia, United States
Ben Marshall
Born: around 1921
Oklahoma, United States
Ben W Marshall
Born: around 1855
South Dakota, United States
Ben Marshall Jr
around 1887 - Mar 21, 1942
Ben Marshall Jr
Born: around 1954
Ben E. Marshall Iii
Born: around 1955
Ben R. Marshall
Born: around 1947
Ben Marshall
Sep 15, 1894 - Feb 19, 1972
Ben W Marshall
Aug 2, 1918 - Dec 15, 2003
Trout Lake, WA
Ben P Marshall
Mar 15, 1935 - Dec 21, 2003
Phoenix, AZ
Ben Marshall
Sep 15, 1911 - July 1974
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Ben Marshall
Mar 23, 1891 - October 1969
Holbrook, Arizona
Ben H Marshall
May 15, 1933 - Mar 13, 1993
Boyd, TX
Ben Marshall
Feb 4, 1894 - February 1973
Fullerton, Nebraska
Ben F Marshall
Oct 14, 1927 - Dec 1, 2008
Blodgett, MO
Ben T Marshall
Jul 29, 1900 - May 11, 1995
Overland Park, KS

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Earnest E Marshall
Nov 19, 1919 - Jul 14, 1989
Panama City, FL
Mary Marshall
Aug 25, 1913 - Jun 18, 2001
Jacksonville, FL
Forrest Marshall
Feb 14, 1900 - September 1971
Deland, Florida
Thomas R Marshall
Oct 30, 1954 - Sep 24, 1993
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Rose Marshall
Jan 14, 1909 - October 1983
Clifton W Marshall
Sep 29, 1920 - Jan 4, 2007
Fresno, CA
Benjamin J Marshall
Mar 8, 1918 - Jan 27, 1991
Elwood Marshall
Jun 21, 1882 - September 1968
Oak Forest, Illinois
Harvey S Marshall
Dec 30, 1916 - Mar 27, 2001
Maitland, FL
Alice Marshall
Feb 27, 1919 - March 1983
West Point, Virginia
James Marshall
Mar 13, 1905 - February 1973
Orlando, Florida
Dianna W Marshall
Jul 26, 1945 - Mar 15, 1995
Tampa, FL
Naomi Marshall
Mar 1, 1906 - Nov 23, 2002
Tavares, FL
Mary E Marshall
Aug 27, 1920 - Jul 28, 1999
Nashville, TN
Isaac Marshall
Mar 3, 1877 - October 1962
Paul Marshall
Oct 16, 1905 - September 1974
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Leo Marshall
Aug 5, 1920 - May 5, 1996
Wiggins, MS
Faithe H Marshall
Nov 13, 1918 - Apr 3, 1988
Tarpon Springs, FL
Walter Marshall
Jul 31, 1924 - September 1983
Benjamin Marshall
May 9, 1931 - May 4, 1997
Pompano Beach, FL

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Apr 24, 1916 - Sep 21, 1998
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Jan 18, 1903 - October 1973
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Aug 5, 1910 - February 1980
Fernandina Beach, Florida
J Jones
Sep 5, 1902 - March 1973
Gainesville, Florida
Alexander Jordan
Jul 4, 1903 - January 1978
Hilliard, Florida
Robert Coleman
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Hartford, Connecticut
Van Hooper
Nov 18, 1913 - Jul 3, 1999
Jacksonville, FL
James Thomas
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Julius Henry
Dec 7, 1921 - May 1983
Jacksonville, Florida
Andrew Thomas
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Yulee, FL
James Allen
Dec 22, 1916 - December 1981
Panama City, Florida
Henry T Sorensen
Apr 23, 1919 - Aug 23, 2010
Tallahassee, Florida
Glenn F Anderson
Mar 3, 1914 - Dec 8, 2002
Marietta, GA
Elie C Price
Jul 4, 1910 - Jan 14, 1991
Milton, FL
Charles E Brown
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Panama City, FL
Laymon Campbell
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David Mitchell
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Gay Whiddon
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