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Earl Sumners (1898 - 1979)

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Earl Sumners
1898 - 1979
Born
March 1, 1898
Death
May 1979
Last Known Residence
Polk, Polk County, Missouri 65727
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Earl Sumners of Polk, Polk County, Missouri was born on March 1, 1898, and died at age 81 years old in May 1979.
Updated: November 9, 2011
Biography ID: 74971906

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Earl Sumners passed away at age 81 years old in May 1979. Earl Sumners of Polk, Polk County, Missouri was born on March 1, 1898.

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Earl Sumners lived 8 years longer than the average Sumners family member when he died at the age of 81.
The average age of a Sumners family member is 73.
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1898 - 1979 World Events

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In 1898, in the year that Earl Sumners was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1902, when he was only 4 years old, the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

In 1922, at the age of 24 years old, Earl was alive when on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1964, he was 66 years old when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1979, in the year of Earl Sumners's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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