Harris Clay Croker (1913 - 1977)

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Birth

Death

on in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia United States
Cause of death: Cancer

Cause of death

Cancer

Burial / Funeral

Prays Mill Baptist Church, 4979 GA-5, in Douglasville, Douglas County, Georgia United States

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Last Known Residence

Lilburn, Gwinett County, Georgia

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Family

Father: Starling Henly Croker
Mother: Odessa Lenora Croker
Siblings: Lelia Clastell (Croker) Steed and Ralph Wynon Croker

Wife: Lyra Mae (Brock) Croker

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Military Service

U.S. Army / WWII S SGT
"D" BTY 506th AAA Gun BN APO 86 ASN # 34579537
IWO JIMA

Middle name

Clay

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Ethnicity

White

Nationality

USA

Religion

Baptist

Gender

Male

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1913 - In the year that Harris Clay Croker was born, Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. It had previously taken 12 hours to assemble a whole vehicle - now it took only two hours and 30 minutes! Inspired by the production lines at flour mills, breweries, canneries and industrial bakeries, along with the disassembly of animal carcasses in Chicago’s meat-packing plants, Ford created moving belts for parts and the assembly line was born.

1930 - He was 17 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

1944 - He was 31 years old when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

1957 - He was 44 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

1977 - In the year of Harris Clay Croker's passing, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

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Harris Clay Croker passed away on December 31, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia at 64 years old. His cause of death is listed as: cancer. He was buried in Prays Mill Baptist Church, Douglasville, Georgia. He was born on May 15, 1913. He was born to Starling Henly Croker and Odessa Lenora Croker, with siblings Lelia and Ralph. Harris married Lyra Brock and Lyra died on January 1,972. We know that Harris Clay Croker had been residing in Lilburn, Gwinett County, Georgia.

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