James Reesnes (1919 - 1980)

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James Reesnes
1919 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
James Reesnes was born on December 8, 1919. He died in February 1980 at 60 years of age. We know that James Reesnes had been residing in Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin 53190.

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James Reesnes passed away in February 1980 at 60 years of age. He was born on December 8, 1919. We have no information about James's surviving family. We know that James Reesnes had been residing in Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin 53190.
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In 1919, in the year that James Reesnes was born, in Norfolk Virginia, the first rotary dial telephones were introduced by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), making it easier to make a call without an operator.

In 1927, at the age of merely 8 years old, James 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 1958, he was 39 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1971, James was 52 years old when on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1980, in the year of James Reesnes's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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Sep 29, 1903 - January 1985
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Alfred Reesnes
Oct 17, 1893 - July 1969
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Susanna Reesnes
Apr 11, 1891 - August 1981
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Ida F Reesnes
Nov 29, 1907 - February 1990
Mary J Reesnes
Oct 7, 1920 - Apr 3, 2009
Whitewater, WI
Phyllis A Reesnes
Feb 17, 1920 - Dec 31, 2008
Seattle, WA
Sigurd Reesnes
Born: around 1909
New York, United States
Ansgar S Reesnes
Born: around 1917
Wisconsin, United States
Ralph G Reesnes
Born: around 1918
Wisconsin, United States

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