Gaines Ballew (1906 - 1984)

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Cookson, Cherokee County, Oklahoma

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Josiah & Alice Martin Family

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Margaret Esther Ballew, 1926

Margaret Esther Ballew, 1926

Juanita Elrod, 1932 Georgia, Spring Place School

Juanita Elrod, 1932 Georgia, Spring Place School

Vivian Booker Ballew

Vivian Booker Ballew

'Frank Heriford Family?'

'Frank Heriford Family?'

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1906 - In the year that Gaines Ballew was born, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

1917 - Gaines was only 11 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.

1947 - This person was 41 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

1976 - By the time this person was 70 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

1984 - In the year of Gaines Ballew's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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Gaines Ballew passed away in March 1984 at 77 years old. There is no listed cause of death for Gaines. Gaines was born on April 23, 1906. There is no information about Gaines's family. We know that Gaines Ballew had been residing in Cookson, Cherokee County, Oklahoma.

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