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Everett Lewis Blankenbeker (1904 - 2004)

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Everett L Blankenbeker
1904 - 2004
Born
October 2, 1904
Death
July 1, 2004
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North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72116
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Everett Lewis Blankenbeker was born on October 2, 1904. He died on July 1, 2004 at 99 years old. We know that Everett Lewis Blankenbeker had been residing in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas 72116.
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EVERETT LEWIS BLANKENBEKER, 99, of North Little Rock passed away Thursday, July 1, 2004. He was born Oct. 2, 1904, in Buffalo, Kan., to Alvin and Emma Pavey Blankenbeker. Everett was a graduate of the class of 1927 from Kansas State University. He worked as an electrical engineer in the Pittsburg area and lived the last 10 years at Parkstone Place and really enjoyed it there. He is survived by his son, Richard C. Blankenbeker; daughter, Janet Mickey; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret E. Blankenbeker in 1979. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 5600 West 12 St., Little Rock, Ark., 72204. A Memorial Service will be held in August. Arrangements by Cremation Association of Arkansas, 1921 Main St., 753-3200, online obituary and guest register at www.northlittlerockfuneralhome.com.
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In 1904, in the year that Everett Lewis Blankenbeker was born, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1940, he was 36 years old when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1953, Everett was 49 years old when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1972, by the time he was 68 years old, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1982, when he was 78 years old, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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