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Edward Landreth (1918 - 1966)

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Edward Landreth
1918 - 1966
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October 12, 1918
Death
March 1966
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Elkton, Douglas County, Oregon 97436
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Edward Landreth was born on October 12, 1918. He died in March 1966 at 47 years of age. We know that Edward Landreth had been residing in Elkton, Douglas County, Oregon 97436.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Edward Landreth died in March 1966 at age 47. He was born on October 12, 1918. We are unaware of information about Edward's surviving family. We know that Edward Landreth had been residing in Elkton, Douglas County, Oregon 97436.
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In 1918, in the year that Edward Landreth was born, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1922, when he was merely 4 years old, 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 1937, Edward was 19 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1959, Edward was 41 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1966, in the year of Edward Landreth's passing, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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