James Underwood (1902 - 1983)

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James Underwood
1902 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
James Underwood was born on July 15, 1902. He died in May 1983 at age 80. We know that James Underwood had been residing in Hernando, De Soto County, Mississippi 38632.


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James Underwood passed away in May 1983 at 80 years old. He was born on July 15, 1902. We are unaware of information about James's family. We know that James Underwood had been residing in Hernando, De Soto County, Mississippi 38632.
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In 1902, in the year that James Underwood was born, the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1929, by the time he was 27 years old, on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1934, James was 32 years old when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1941, at the age of 39 years old, James was alive when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1983, in the year of James Underwood's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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around 1921 - Nov 22, 1943
James Underwood
around 1887 - Nov 3, 1914
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James Underwood
around 1895 - Apr 9, 1917
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around 1858 - Sep 24, 1916
James D Underwood
Born: around 1927
West Virginia, United States
James E Underwood
Born: around 1927
Kentucky, United States
James Millard Underwood
Born: around 1928
Alabama, United States
James B Underwood
Born: around 1927
Alabama, United States
James Underwood
Born: around 1927
Alabama, United States
James R Underwood
Born: around 1925
Georgia, United States
James C Underwood
Born: around 1927
Tennessee, United States
James B Underwood
Born: around 1927
Florida, United States
James F Underwood
Born: around 1926
Mississippi, United States
James J Underwood
Born: around 1926
Georgia, United States
James M Underwood
Born: around 1898
Idaho, United States
James T Underwood
Born: around 1922
California, United States
James T Jr Underwood
Born: around 1918
California, United States

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Raphael T Underwood
Mar 19, 1939 - Jan 10, 2003
Yucca Valley, CA
Harold G Underwood
Jun 12, 1936 - Mar 29, 2001
Moss Point, MS
George Underwood
Jun 1, 1886 - April 1977
Memphis, Tennessee
Travis Underwood
Nov 18, 1925 - September 1987
Pontotoc, Mississippi
Rubye J Underwood
Aug 7, 1922 - Jan 4, 2008
Broussard, LA
Mary Underwood
Dec 7, 1892 - January 1975
Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
Nelson Underwood
Mar 8, 1884 - March 1970
Rosedale, Mississippi
James Underwood
Jul 4, 1941 - October 1979
Mary Underwood
May 31, 1890 - February 1977
Memphis, Tennessee
Evon Underwood
Apr 5, 1912 - September 1982
Conehatta, Mississippi
Ruth Underwood
Mar 15, 1942 - Jul 8, 1993
Boynton Beach, FL
Ethel Underwood
Apr 22, 1907 - July 1980
Felix Underwood
Nov 27, 1912 - November 1984
Jackson, Mississippi
Joe Underwood
Jan 13, 1949 - Feb 15, 2009
Saint Louis, MO
Joyce Underwood
Jul 2, 1946 - July 1984
Baldwyn, Mississippi
Edward Underwood
Aug 12, 1894 - January 1970
Poteau, Oklahoma
Robert M Underwood
Jun 25, 1915 - Jan 27, 1988
Bee Branch, AR
Richard A Underwood
Dec 26, 1951 - May 25, 1999
M A Underwood
Jun 6, 1954 - July 1994
Aubry Underwood
Aug 2, 1895 - April 1977
Memphis, Tennessee

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John Wren
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Charles Hatton
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