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Elmer R Coffman (1925 - 2005)

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Elmer R Coffman
1925 - 2005
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March 17, 1925
Death
June 25, 2005
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Hope Mills, Cumberland County, North Carolina 28348
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Elmer R Coffman was born on March 17, 1925. He died on June 25, 2005 at 80 years old. We know that Elmer R Coffman had been residing in Hope Mills, Cumberland County, North Carolina 28348.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Elmer R Coffman died on June 25, 2005 at 80 years old. He was born on March 17, 1925. We have no information about Elmer's immediate family. We know that Elmer R Coffman had been residing in Hope Mills, Cumberland County, North Carolina 28348.
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In 1925, in the year that Elmer R Coffman was born, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1932, he was just 7 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1945, when he was 20 years old, on January 9th, the (over 8 month long) Battle of Luzon began in the Philippines with the United States and Filipino forces attacking Japanese forces - with the intent to take back control of the Philippines. By March, the Allies had taken control of all of the strategically and economically important locations in the Philippines but pockets of resistance held out until the surrender of Japan in August.

In 1952, by the time he was 27 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 1960, when he was 35 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.

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