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Edwin Jarvis (1911 - 1979)

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Edwin Jarvis
1911 - 1979
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December 19, 1911
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November 1979
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Mount Jackson, Shenandoah County, Virginia 22842
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Edwin Jarvis was born on December 19, 1911. He died in November 1979 at 67 years old. We know that Edwin Jarvis had been residing in Mount Jackson, Shenandoah County, Virginia 22842.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Edwin Jarvis passed away in November 1979 at 67 years old. He was born on December 19, 1911. We are unaware of information about Edwin's family or relationships. We know that Edwin Jarvis had been residing in Mount Jackson, Shenandoah County, Virginia 22842.
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In 1911, in the year that Edwin Jarvis was born, the United States Supreme Court broke up Standard Oil in May. John D. Rockefeller established Standard Oil in 1870 and it was the largest oil refinery at the time. The Supreme Court found that Standard Oil of New Jersey (one of the many iterations of Standard Oil) was guilty of "monopolizing the petroleum industry through a series of abusive and anticompetitive actions". The Court broke up the several entities that comprised Standard Oil and they eventually became competing firms.

In 1936, when he was 25 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1945, by the time he was 34 years old, on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

In 1952, when he was 41 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1979, in the year of Edwin Jarvis's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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