James Weldon Pershall (1930 - 2009)

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James Weldon Pershall
1930 - 2009
March 20, 1930
October 31, 2009
Last Known Residence
West Fork, Washington County, Arkansas 72774
James Weldon Pershall of West Fork, Washington County, Arkansas was born on March 20, 1930, and died at age 79 years old on October 31, 2009. James Pershall was buried at Fayetteville National Cemetery Section 30A Site 201 700 Government Avenue, in Fayetteville.
Updated: June 22, 2016
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West Fork, Washington County, Arkansas 72774
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Branch of service: Us Navy Rank attained: TM1 Wars/Conflicts: Korea, Vietnam
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Fayetteville National Cemetery Section 30A Site 201 700 Government Avenue, in Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
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James Pershall passed away at age 79 years old on October 31, 2009, and was buried at Fayetteville National Cemetery Section 30A Site 201 700 Government Avenue, in Fayetteville. James Weldon Pershall of West Fork, Washington County, Arkansas was born on March 20, 1930.

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James Weldon Pershall lived 4 years longer than the average Pershall family member when he died at the age of 79.
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In 1930, in the year that James Weldon Pershall was born, 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.

In 1958, James was 28 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 1962, by the time he was 32 years old, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1972, he was 42 years old when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1981, he was 51 years old when on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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