Joe Elgin (1913 - 1968)

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Joe Elgin
1913 - 1968
updated February 06, 2019
Joe Elgin was born on January 11, 1913. He died in July 1968 at 55 years of age. We know that Joe Elgin had been residing in Stuart, Patrick County, Virginia 24171.

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Joe Elgin died in July 1968 at 55 years old. He was born on January 11, 1913. We have no information about Joe's family or relationships. We know that Joe Elgin had been residing in Stuart, Patrick County, Virginia 24171.
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In 1913, in the year that Joe Elgin was born, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1929, when he was 16 years old, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1945, at the age of 32 years old, Joe was alive when on June 22nd, the Battle of Okinawa ended. A joint Army and Marine campaign, supported by the Navy, the Battle of Okinawa went on for 82 days. The last Japanese resistance on Okinawa was defeated. 4,907 Navy, 4,675 Army, and 2,938 Marine Corps personnel were killed in the battle on the US side. It is estimated that 110,071 on the Japanese side were killed - the estimate includes Okinawan citizens who were pressed into service and includes children. With the win of Okinawa, the United States gained an important base of operations in the Pacific.

In 1956, at the age of 43 years old, Joe was alive when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1968, in the year of Joe Elgin's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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May 4, 1894 - July 1978
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Jan 17, 1909 - September 1958
Mary P Elgin
Jan 25, 1908 - Feb 3, 2001
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Laverne Elgin
Jul 1, 1925 - May 3, 2004
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Era C Elgin
Mar 13, 1912 - Sep 4, 1991
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Ella G Elgin
Jan 11, 1906 - Sep 28, 1993
Ruth Elgin
Sep 18, 1897 - August 1987
Alexandria, Virginia
Earlyne F Elgin
Apr 14, 1901 - Sep 10, 1989
Alexandria, VA
Claude Elgin
May 25, 1893 - November 1970
Mechanicsville, Virginia
Virginia S Elgin
Jan 24, 1900 - Nov 24, 1993
Vienna, VA
Yvonne K Elgin
Oct 17, 1957 - Oct 19, 2002
Lynn Elgin
May 3, 1910 - Feb 15, 1996
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James R Elgin
Apr 7, 1915 - Dec 6, 2005
Bassett, VA
John Elgin
Nov 13, 1922 - September 1981
Charlotte Court House, Virginia
Elizabeth W Elgin
Aug 12, 1914 - Dec 26, 2007
Grundy, VA
Jean N Elgin
May 8, 1924 - Aug 10, 1993
Ivan Elgin
Aug 8, 1898 - February 1978
Virginia
Clyde L Elgin
May 1, 1934 - Jul 8, 1995
Ora R Elgin
Sep 27, 1902 - Feb 11, 1995
Stuart, VA

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