Bernell Sawyer (1904 - 1981)

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June R. (Winkler) Sawyer

June R. (Winkler) Sawyer

Family of Gasper Sawyer

Family of Gasper Sawyer

Katherine Sawyer

Katherine Sawyer

The Real Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain’s Inspiration

The Real Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain’s Inspiration

Ethel - Sawyer Family

Ethel - Sawyer Family

Leslie Allen Sawyer

Leslie Allen Sawyer

Doris Martha Sawyer

Doris Martha Sawyer

Vera Lillian (Wheeler) Sawyer

Vera Lillian (Wheeler) Sawyer

Unknown Sawyers?

Unknown Sawyers?

Unknown Sawyers?

Unknown Sawyers?

Mary & Elsie, Florence A. Merriam High School photo

Mary & Elsie, Florence A. Merriam High School photo

SAWYER BOY'S AND WIVE'S

SAWYER BOY'S AND WIVE'S

ROBERT THOMAS SAWYER

ROBERT THOMAS SAWYER

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June R. (Winkler) Sawyer Family of Gasper Sawyer Katherine Sawyer The Real Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain’s Inspiration

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1904 - In the year that Bernell Sawyer was born, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

1935 - Bernell was 31 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

1939 - When this person was 35 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

1964 - When this person was 60 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

1981 - In the year of Bernell Sawyer's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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Bernell Sawyer passed away in January 1981 at 76 years of age. There is no known cause of death. Bernell was born on November 20, 1904. We have no information about Bernell's family.

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