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Elmer H Brantley (1907 - 1989)

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Elmer H Brantley
1907 - 1989
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December 10, 1907
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March 10, 1989
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Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32207
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Elmer H Brantley was born on December 10, 1907. He died on March 10, 1989 at 81 years of age. We know that Elmer H Brantley had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32207.
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Elmer H Brantley died on March 10, 1989 at 81 years of age. He was born on December 10, 1907. We have no information about Elmer's immediate family. We know that Elmer H Brantley had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32207.
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In 1907, in the year that Elmer H Brantley was born, radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1917, he was only 10 years old when in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1948, Elmer was 41 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1960, when he was 53 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1989, in the year of Elmer H Brantley's passing, on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

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