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Ersia Jarrell (1904 - 1974)

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Ersia Jarrell
1904 - 1974
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March 10, 1904
Death
June 1974
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Canalou, New Madrid County, Missouri 63828
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Ersia Jarrell was born on March 10, 1904. Ersia died in June 1974 at age 70. We know that Ersia Jarrell had been residing in Canalou, New Madrid County, Missouri 63828.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Ersia Jarrell died in June 1974 at 70 years of age. Ersia was born on March 10, 1904. There is no information about Ersia's surviving family. We know that Ersia Jarrell had been residing in Canalou, New Madrid County, Missouri 63828.
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In 1904, in the year that Ersia Jarrell was born, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1927, at the age of 23 years old, Ersia was alive when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1932, this person was 28 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 1954, at the age of 50 years old, Ersia was alive when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1974, in the year of Ersia Jarrell's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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