Jay Mook (1888 - 1978)

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Jay Mook
1888 - 1978
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April 5, 1888
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January 1978
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511
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Jay Mook was born on April 5, 1888. He died in January 1978 at 89 years old. We know that Jay Mook had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Jay Mook passed away in January 1978 at 89 years old. He was born on April 5, 1888. We are unaware of information about Jay's immediate family. We know that Jay Mook had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.

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In 1888, in the year that Jay Mook was born, on January 12th, the 'Schoolhouse Blizzard' blanketed Dakota Territory. Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas were hit, leaving 235 dead. Many of those who perished were children on their way home from school. The day was relatively warm when it began and the blizzard hit unexpectedly, catching most by surprise.

In 1901, when he was only 13 years old, shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

In 1935, Jay was 47 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1958, at the age of 70 years old, Jay was alive when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1978, in the year of Jay Mook's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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