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Edgar R Ware (1912 - 1988)

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Edgar R Ware
1912 - 1988
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January 1, 1912
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February 10, 1988
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Tishomingo, Tishomingo County, Mississippi 38873
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Edgar R Ware was born on January 1, 1912. He died on February 10, 1988 at age 76. We know that Edgar R Ware had been residing in Tishomingo, Tishomingo County, Mississippi 38873.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Edgar R Ware died on February 10, 1988 at 76 years old. He was born on January 1, 1912. There is no information about Edgar's immediate family. We know that Edgar R Ware had been residing in Tishomingo, Tishomingo County, Mississippi 38873.
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In 1912, in the year that Edgar R Ware was born, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1935, Edgar was 23 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 1946, when he was 34 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1961, he was 49 years old when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1988, in the year of Edgar R Ware's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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