Claude Spurlock (1939 - 1974)

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Birth: Mar. 22, 1939
Death: Jan. 16, 1974
Melbourne
Brevard County
Florida, USA

Reference: Curry Funeral Home Records, Alum Creek, 1950-2000
as compiled by the Lincoln County Genealogical Society

Age 34
Residence: Merritt Island< Florida
Father: Earl Spurlock
Mother: Jessie Matheny
Burial: Graceland Memorial Park

Burial:
Graceland Memorial Park
South Charleston
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA

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Father: Earl Spurlock
Mother: Jessie Spurlock
Siblings: Brenda Steele, Rosa Lee Garten, Earl A Spurlock, and Randy Spurlock

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1939 - In the year that Claude Spurlock was born, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

1942 - At the age of only 3 years old, Claude was alive when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

1945 - He was merely 6 years old when in October, automobile production in the United States for private consumers was allowed to resume. It took a while for car makers to get those new cars to buyers - they had to once again change their manufacturing plants, this time from war production to peacetime.

1954 - At the age of merely 15 years old, Claude was alive when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

1974 - In the year of Claude Spurlock's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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Claude Spurlock passed away in January 1974 at 34 years of age. There is no known cause of death. He was born on March 22, 1939. He was born to Earl Spurlock and Jessie Spurlock , with siblings Brenda, Rosa, Earl, and Randy. We know that Claude Spurlock had been residing in Merritt Island, Brevard County, Florida.

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