Jesse Pettigrew (1910 - 1981)

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Orlando, Orange County, Florida

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1910 - In the year that Jesse Pettigrew was born, the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

1945 - At the age of 35 years old, Jesse was alive when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1957 - By the time this person was 47 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

1964 - By the time this person was 54 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

1981 - In the year of Jesse Pettigrew's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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Jesse Pettigrew died in June 1981 at 71 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. Jesse was born on May 13, 1910. There is no information about Jesse's surviving family. We know that Jesse Pettigrew had been residing in Orlando, Orange County, Florida.

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