James R Oakley (1925 - 2002)

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James R Oakley
1925 - 2002
updated February 06, 2019
James R Oakley was born on June 27, 1925. He died on July 19, 2002 at 77 years old. We know that James R Oakley had been residing in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada 89104.


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James R Oakley died on July 19, 2002 at age 77. He was born on June 27, 1925. We have no information about James's family. We know that James R Oakley had been residing in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada 89104.
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In 1925, in the year that James R Oakley was born, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1938, James was merely 13 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1951, he was 26 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1974, at the age of 49 years old, James was alive when on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1995, at the age of 70 years old, James was alive when on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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Johnnie H Oakley
Apr 10, 1929 - Mar 17, 2005
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Livingston, Tennessee
Nancy C Oakley
Sep 13, 1902 - January 1994
Hillsboro, TN
Eva R Oakley
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Ruby G Oakley
Aug 19, 1901 - Jan 15, 1994
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Maybel Oakley
Jan 19, 1889 - April 1975
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