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Edgar Mayhew (1906 - 1978)

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Edgar Mayhew
1906 - 1978
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June 26, 1906
Death
October 1978
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Saint Charles, Saint Charles County, Missouri 63301
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Edgar Mayhew was born on June 26, 1906. He died in October 1978 at 72 years old. We know that Edgar Mayhew had been residing in Saint Charles, Saint Charles County, Missouri 63301.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Edgar Mayhew passed away in October 1978 at age 72. He was born on June 26, 1906. There is no information about Edgar's family or relationships. We know that Edgar Mayhew had been residing in Saint Charles, Saint Charles County, Missouri 63301.
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In 1906, in the year that Edgar Mayhew was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1921, he was only 15 years old when on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1946, when he was 40 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1953, when he was 47 years old, on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1978, in the year of Edgar Mayhew's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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